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Lectures at Cadbury

Day of lectures about Cadbury Castle and its landscape.
Saturday 20th September 2008, North Cadbury Village Hall, 9.30am - 4.30pm.
Speakers: Dr richard Tabor, Clare Randall, Susan Jones
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Cadbury Castle (South Cadbury) (Hillfort) — Fieldnotes

Personally, having had my first home within 20m of the hillfort's base, then excavating on it as a boy from 1966-70 and finally founding and running the South Cadbury Environs Project, I'm in agreement with the writer who thinks Cadbury is the best of all hillforts! For a more considered justification read the book!
Hillforts were massive engineering undertakings and from their inceptions have implications for the population of a wider landscape. Two surveys of southern British hillforts have been published in popular and academic form (Danebury, Hampshire; Maiden Castle) but a book for general readership of the most detailed survey, that around Cadbury Castle, is about to appear in August 2008.
The book covers work by the South Cadbury Environs Project from 1992-2007 and is by its then director, Dr Richard Tabor ("Cadbury Castle: The hillfort and landscapes"). An academic report is in preparation. The project is continuing its work under the leadership of Clare Randall and those interested, either generally or with a view to doing voluntary work, shopuld visit the newly relaunched website from 21st June 2008 (
I am a research archaeologist, until March 2008 fiedwork director of the South Cadbury Environs Project, which I founded in 1992 with Paul Johnson. The project continues to study the landscape around Cadbury Castle hillfort, Somerset under its new director, Clare Randall and its website is due to be re-launched on 21st June 2008 under its old domain name of
My book, 'Cadbury Castle: The hillfort and landscapes', on the project's work upto 2007 is appearing from Tempus in August 2008.
My other pulbished work is poetry and I publish and edit Lobby Press (

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