Its main aims are research in, and the public promotion of Herefordshire’s archaeology It is also involved in taking archaeology to local schools. Recent work by their trading company Archaeological Investigations Ltd includes the discovery that the ambulatory of the nationally important Pembridge Bell Tower may be medieval in date (1471 AD), with assistance from Ian Tyers at Sheffield University. Excavations in 2003 may have finally located the remains of buildings on the site of the relocated St Guthlacs Priory (1143 AD). Work during the final phase of the hospital rebuilding uncovered a line of well preserved burials, one in a cist, as well as the robbed out foundation of a large building. The foundation still contained large pieces of masonry and finds of 14th century date. The trust launched an exhibition – Helping to make archaeology accessible in Herefordshire – which is free for organisations to borrow. It comprises 16 colour banners, two entrance banners and fits into a car when packed. The panels depict various periods of Herefordshire’s past and outline a large variety of archaeological methods and processes. It is suitable for all ages. The trust still runs a colour newsletter for a ?5 annual subscription. The volume on Hereford’s nationally significant medieval archaeology Excavations in Hereford 1976-90: New sites and evolving Interpretations is available for current archaeology members at a reduced price of ?20.00 and this includes postage and packing!! Send a cheque and we’ll send you the book. It includes a chapter on how Hereford’s past has been unpicked by various scholars since 1800 AD and what contributions each has made to our present understanding. It also provides an interesting analysis of the city’s defences – combining architectural analysis based on old illustrations with archaeological evidence, plus a review of our current understanding of the organisation and development of the Saxon and medieval city. There are plenty of illust

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