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CBA Festival of British Archaeology 2012

Heads up for this years festival which runs from Saturday 14th to Sunday 29th July.

Check out the CBA website at for current details of what's going down in your hood.

The Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre will be hold an open day on Sat 14 July; 10.00 & 14.00
Meet the Wiltshire Council archaeologists & conservators. Find out what they do & have a go yourself! Talk by Julian Richards of Meet the Ancestors. …
Meet the Wiltshire Council archaeologists and conservators. Find out what they do and have a go yourself! Bring along your finds for identification and hear about recently uncovered hoards. A rare opportunity to explore the conservation labs and learn about the conservators' work. Find out more about Wiltshire's amazing archaeological landscape with the county archaeologists. Have a go at excavating and find out how to conserve your finds. Talk by Julian Richards (Meet The Ancestors) Competition for children with prizes awarded on the day.
Location: Wiltshire & Swindon History Centre, Cocklebury Road, Chippenham SN15 3QN. 5 minutes walk from Chippenham Railway Station. Please see our website for directions:
Org: Wiltshire Council Name: Nancy Danks Tel: 01249 705500 Email:

The Chippenham Museum and Heritage Centre will also be repeating last years popular event on Wed 25 July; 10.00-16.00.
Free archaeology activity day for all the family. Learn the ancient skills of flint knapping & metal working with experts, or make your own clay pot. …
Free, fun, archaeology activity day. For all the family. Learn the ancient skills of flint knapping and metal working with experts Karl Lee and Neil Burridge. Or make your own clay pots, jewellery or mosaics with the museum's education team. For more details contact the museum on 01249 705020 or email
Location: Chippenham Museum and Heritage Centre, 10 Market Place, Chippenham SN15 3HF.
Org: Chippenham Museum and Heritage Centre Name: Melissa Barnett Tel: 01249 705020 Email:

Karl Lee's flint knapping skills are brilliant and you can get an idea of what to expect by viewing some of the videos I shoot at last years event. Neil Burridge's Bronze age casting skills are also featured

Chance Posted by Chance
11th June 2012ce

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