Castles will be the topic for this month's meeting. The speaker will be Professor Phillip Dixon MA, DPhil, FSA, FRHS, past president and current vice-president of the Council for British Archaeology and vice-president of the Royal Archaeological Institute.
Professor Dixon, who was the joint archaeological director of Newark Castle Trust along with the late Dr John Samuels, spent many years on the academic staff at the University of Nottingham.
He has been an advisor on various archaeological programmes on TV, including Time Team, and recently visited North Muskham to advise the Heritage Group on The Old Hall Project.
5 February 2009
This meeting will launch the start of the Group’s field-walking season.
The guest speaker will be Matt Vickers, the chairman of Washingborough Field Walking Group who is also involved in the Lincolnshire Limewoods project and possesses an uncanny eye for spotting flints when field-walking. His work in the Witham Valley involved a long-term programme of field-walking which led to many and varied finds.
Mr. Vickers has learned to knap flints as well as identify them and has put together a fascinating talk with plenty of samples to show.
5 March 2009