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This article came from the Chronicle published October 1979. Page 4

 

Some Useful Work

Author: W.T.J.Chapman

 

At this time of the year farmers are busy ploughing their fields ready for planting next year’s crops. It is now that the field archaeologist can get out and about (with the farmer’s permission, of course!) and start looking for evidence that the plough has uncovered, The most likely objects that he will come across are fragments of pottery – these could range from Iron Age right through to 20th century Woolworths.

If any member of the Society would like to participate in a ploughed field survey exercise, please contact me – it is not only useful work, but can be very rewarding.

I remember a few years ago carrying out a survey of this type at Cary Fitzpaine. Whilst walking along the bank of the stream I came across some pottery that had been dredged out of the stream on to the bank. It was red in colour and ornamented. I arranged for one of the CRAAGS field workers to give his opinion on it. He advised that it was of the type found at Glastonbury Lake Village. On this one particular farm, evidence of continuous occupation was found right through from the Iron Age.


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All YALHS talks start at 7:30pm and are held at the Holy Trinity Church & Community Centre, Lysander Road, YEOVIL, BA20 2BU (Non-members Welcome – £2 at the door)


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Winter Talks 2018/19

Fri 2nd Nov – ‘Talk on the World War One – about the Local Lads who went to War and the Lasses, how they helped to win the War’ – Speaker – Darren Berry
Fri 7th Dec – ‘The Unfortunate Captain Pearce & the wreck of the Halsewell‘ – Speaker – Philip Browne
Fri 4th Jan 19 – Members’ Evening – all welcome – Join us for various talks, a quiz and light refreshments
Fri 1st Feb – ‘Roman History of Ilchester’ – Speaker – John Smith
Fri 2nd Mar – ‘Walter Bagehot – Langport’s Unknown Celebrity’ – Speaker – Barry Winetrobe (Brought forward from last year)
5th Apr (Fri) ‘The Lost Islands of Somerset’ – Speaker – Richard Brunning
3rd May (Fri) AGM followed by a talk – ‘Parish Boundaries in and around Yeovil’ – Speaker – Jim Hart – (Non-members – free entrance!) – bring a friend


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