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Lecture Programme 2016-17

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.

Friday 21st October 2016

Burning to Get the Vote: those shocking suffragettes - tax evasion and arson in Buckinghamshire!  The Rev Colin Cartwright, Local Historian

Friday 18th November 2016

An Introduction to Dendrochronology  Martin Bridge, UCL

Friday 20th January 2017

A Moot Point: Anglo-Saxon assembly places in context  Stuart Brookes, Institute of Archaeology

Friday 17th February 2017

The Home Front in Buckinghamshire in WWI  Anne Marshall, CVAHS

Friday 17th March 2017

Open Evening   Members of the Society¹s Archaeological and Historical groups will give talks on the work they have done during the preceding year.

Friday 21st April 2017

AGM & President’s Talk


Archaeology Field Group Programme 2017

The programme of digs and surveys for 2017 is in the process of being finalised. Field Group members will be contacted about dates once a firm programme is in place.

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 work to do on post-excavation analysis and recording of finds.

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