Join the cream of Britain‘s local archaeological societies on Independent’s Day, when local independent archaeological societies come together to celebrate the achievements of an outstanding local group.

This year, Independent’s Day will be celebrated on Saturday 23 September, and will be held at the Whitehall Roman Villa in Northamptonshire, which has been excavated in fine style by Steve Young.

The project has now been expanded with the help of a grant from the Local Heritage Initiative to study seven parishes by field walking – the Community Landscape and Archaeological Survey Project, or CLASP. Further details can be found on their websites – www.whitehallvilla. co.uk and www.claspweb.org.uk. The villa is situated just by the Watford Gap where the Roman Watling Street, the Grand Union Canal, the London and Birmingham railway and the M1 motorway all make their way together through the Jurassic ridge – the villa was well placed.

Full details and an application form can be found on the website for the Council for Independent Archaeology at www.independents.org.uk, or ring the organiser Mike Rumbold on 01327 340855. Here is the opportunity for all local groups to see how one of our outstanding local groups operates.  

 

 

This opinion comes from CA issue 204

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