have established themselves as the Number 1 Artefact Recovery Club in West Northamptonshire. We hold regular club digs in and around Northamptonshire and meet monthly. Our next meeting will be on July 15th 2016, at the FLORE, HOLIDAY INN, Northampton West. [Unless the proposed refurb has started].
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One of our strengths is our membership which we actively encourage to be evenly split between male and female. [Our present membership list is now CLOSED. For more details, click here ]. We work very closely with C.L.A.S.P. and the Northamptonshire representative of the Portable Antiquity Scheme, recording all our finds with Julie Cassidy, who is our Finds Liaison Officer.
In the short time of our existence we have worked on the C.L.A.S.P. archaeological digs at Nether Heyford and Harpole. Recovering many important items along the way.
We always aim to work very closely with landowners and tenant farmers. We ensure that the Country Code is adhered to, whilst on the farmland. An unique feature of our work is the ability to use modern technology to record the findspots and take onsite photographs of the recovered artefacts. The photographs and report are then sent to landowners for their records.
We have exhibited our finds at the Preston Capes fete, delivered 62 presentations to local community groups, held 13 club rallies, and assisted 7 local village history groups in their search for a medieaval fayre site, and a roman villa. Visit the Reports section and read about our work.
We support ‘come and try it’ sessions with other local history groups and Womens Institutes. Our reputation for a patient and quality service goes before us, to the point where we are in demand. This demand results in requests to deliver presentations to interested parties.
In 2011, we delivered 18 presentations to over 800 participants.
In 2012, we delivered 20 presentations to 1129 participants.
In 2013, we delivered 13 presentations to 425 participants.
In 2014, we delivered 9 presentations to 257 participants.
We already have bookings for 6 groups in 2015, if you wish to have such a high quality presentation, please get in touch and we will try to accommodate requests as much as possible.
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