As well as this website (which is new in 2016 - the previous website has been closed down, although it might still appear on Google searches!), we appear on Facebook at this link :-
The "Wessex" in the title is a geographical area in Southern Britain, with moveable boundaries, depending on the source! Thomas Hardy's Wessex is different from King Alfred's Wessex - but we can cover them all! We live in South Dorset, but are active over a wider area, even visiting Wales!
The "ancient" in the title covers Neolithic, Bronze Age, Iron Age, Roman, Saxon and Viking times.
Ancient Wessex Network is a Community Interest Company (so it's legal and eveything!) based in South Dorset, England. Members undertake activities using experimental archaeology methods to research ancient technologies. They demonstrate these skills at events and also produce artefacts inspired by and as copies of the original items.
Ancient Wessex Network members cover a range of skills, including pottery, metal working, flint & stone working, sculpture, jewellery making, textiles, food and construction techniques. More details are given in other parts of this website
www.facebook.com/ancientwessexnetwork that often features information about our activities and albums of photographs of us in action at events.
Bronze Casting Workshop in Dorchester
24th February 2017 (Friday) Bronze Casting Workshop at Dorset Centre for
Creative Arts, Poundbury, Mark and Bill showing booked in members of the
public how to cast bronze in various ways. http://dorsetcreativeartclasses.co.uk/classes/bronze-casting-masterclass-with-mark-vyvyan-penney-daytime-course
Posted 29 Jan 2017, 12:51 by Bill Crumbleholme
Ancient Wessex European Tour August 2016
The key members of the network are heading into Europe in August, visiting various Open Air Museums and ending up at a bronze casting meeting in Germany, details at this link :-www.afm-oerlinghausen.de/veranstaltungen/uebersicht/37-bronze-forumWatch out for posting on the Facebook page www.facebook.com/ancientwessexnetwork
Posted 1 Aug 2016, 08:36 by Bill Crumbleholme
Prehistoric Weekend at the Ancient Technology Centre Cranborne
Posted 3 Mar 2016, 06:41 by Mark A Vyvyan-Penney
Showing posts 1 - 3 of 3. View more »