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Planned Events

Meetings Programme 2019-20 (to be announced)

All meetings are in the Lowndes Room, Chesham Town Hall, Chesham on the third Friday of the month. They begin at 8.00 pm, and are open to both members and non-members. For speaker events, members pay £2 and visitors £4. The Open Evening includes refreshments and is £4 to all attendees. The programme normally runs from October to April and will be announced in late summer.

LAST YEAR'S programme is shown below as an example.

Friday, 19th October

Taplow, Wing, Denham and HS2   Eliza Alqassar, Environment Manager at Bucks CC

Eliza will describe recent archaeological discoveries in Buckinghamshire, as viewed by the County Archaeology Service.

Friday, 16th November 2018

Stowe and recent National Trust Archaeology Projects   Gary Marshall, Archaeologist at the National Trust

Gary has worked for several years on National Trust archaeological and historical projects. He describes some recent interesting discoveries at Stowe Landscape Gardens and other National Trust sites.

Friday, 18th January 2019

Risborough - Origins of our Settlement   Paul Green, Risborough Archaeology

DVD presentation illustrating the archaeological discoveries that reveal the story of 4000 years of occupation of Princes Risborough, from the Neolithic to the end of the Roman period.  This will be followed by a Q&A session with Paul Green.

Friday, 15th February 2019

The House at Shardeloes  Edward Copisarow

Edward is a director of the Buckinghamshire Historic Buildings Trust and a resident of 18thC Shardeloes House near Amersham.

Friday, 16th March 2019

Members Evening

CVAHS members will describe the work and achievements of the Society during the past year, followed by refreshments.

Friday, 12th April 2019

AGM and President's Talk


Archaeology Field Group Programme 2019

In 2018 we had a successful dig at the Frith Hill medieval site, as described in Latest News. We have applied to do more work at Frith Hill in 2019, but are unlikely to have feedback from Historic England until later in the year, owing to staff shortages and changes at that organisation. Other locations are being explored which will provide us with further projects in during 2019, including investigation of some unusual landscape features near Little Missenden, and further work at the Romano-British site at Latimer. Details will be published on this web site as soon as they are known.

Participants in all digs must be CVAHS members. If you are interested, but not yet a member, please contact CVAHS via this web site to confirm details of how to participate.

On our digs, we welcome people with experience and also novices - training in survey, excavation and recording techniques is given. For those who find digging difficult, there is valuable work to do on post-excavation cleaning, analysis and recording of finds.

Excavating a medieval ditch at Chesham Bois House
Medieval pottery fragments from the ditch and examples of complete pots