MEETING ON 13TH APRIL AT THE DORSET HISTORY CENTRE, DORCHESTER AT 11AM. NANCY GRACE WILL BE SPEAKING ABOUT THE CHEDWORTH ROMAN VILLA.
Tuesday, 26 February 2019
Friday, 22 February 2019
Wednesday, 20 February 2019
Nancy Grace of the National Trust helped us to name and date our pottery from Stalbridge today, with the added bonus of showing us a piece of painted plaster from Chedworth. We had a range of 17th and 18th century pieces, including tin glaze, Westerwold, stone glaze, scraffito/Donyat and Verwood ware. Look in to see some pix of the pottery fragments alongside whole pot examples.
Nancy IDs pottery
|Chedworth painted plaster.|
Sunday, 10 February 2019
The Seaton Hoard in RAMM, Exeter is almost a twin of the one found at Nether Compton, where we found the possible Roman 'fortlet' (4th c.) in 2015. Same date (1st c.), same type of coins, same amount (c.25-26,000). They must have been imported from Turkey in a batch of pots, then buried, as the coins are mint. Ideas?
Sunday, 6 January 2019
We had a great turn out for the AGM this year. Thanks to all who came out to see what we have been doing the last twelve months and plans for 2019.
Chris Tripp gave an update of the work carried out at Stalbridge over the summer and then we discussed this years excavation program for the site. Stalbridge History Society members told us that they were very pleased with the work so far and are looking forward to more revelations this coming season.
The committee has a new secretary, Chris Northam, after Alison Williams stood down after five years hard work and commitment to DDCAG. She will still be working for the group, along with her husband Vaughan and the committee thanked her with flowers, chocolates and a card. DDCAG would not have been the success it is without her contribution, especially on the HLF bid for Nether Compton.
A big thanks to all the work carried out by members over 2018. We are looking forward to 2019 with more events, meetings, talks and the new digging season starting in May.
Sunday, 30 September 2018
This years digging has been a great success, with many new diggers and many questions answered as to the structural features of Stalbridge House, especially the discovery of the Great Drain. Lets hope that the 'Great Seller' will be found next season.
We have had some lovely finds (see below) and visits from local schools, the Open Day and plans for more talks open to all villagers and people in the area.
As for other projects in West Dorset, we have started geophiz surveys at Symondsbury and look forward to doing the same at the Fleet site soon. Keep looking in for those results.