Surrey Heritage Showcase

Staines Methodist Church, Thames Street, Staines-Upon-Thames, Surrey, TW18 4SD

  • Saturday, 19 October 2019
  • 10am - 4pm
  • FREE
  • Save to calendar 2019-10-19 00:00:00 2019-10-19 00:00:00 Europe/London Surrey Heritage Showcase • This year our Showcase will be held in partnership with Spelthorne Museum and Spelthorne Archaeology and Local History Group, to mark the 50th anniversary of the first major excavations in the area. Join us for a day of FREE talks, activities and exhibitions for all the family to discover more about your local heritage and meet the people who make it happen!• Talks Programme:•11am 'Staines and the Saxons: Swords, Settlements and Saints' by Rob Poulton•12pm 'Excavations in Staines-the Early Y... Staines Methodist Church, Thames Street, Staines-Upon-Thames, Surrey, TW18 4SD Surrey Heritage
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• This year our Showcase will be held in partnership with Spelthorne Museum and Spelthorne Archaeology and Local History Group, to mark the 50th anniversary of the first major excavations in the area. Join us for a day of FREE talks, activities and exhibitions for all the family to discover more about your local heritage and meet the people who make it happen!

• Talks Programme:

•11am 'Staines and the Saxons: Swords, Settlements and Saints' by Rob Poulton

•12pm 'Excavations in Staines-the Early Years' by David Barker

•1pm 'The Story of Staines Linoleum' by Nick Pollard

•2pm 'Excavations in Staines-Uncovering the Roman Town' by Sue Shanks and James Crouch

• Highlights for the day:

•Discover all there is to know about the work Surrey Heritage does, from current projects to outreach activities.

•Displays from the County's archive – showcasing documents, photographs, illustrations and more relating to the local area held at Surrey History Centre

•Free children's activities including mini archaeology digs, historic dress up and arts and crafts fun

•Family history advice and help with dating old photos

•Discover Surrey's 43 Museums and galleries

•Learn more about the Historical Environment Record.

•The Finds Liaison Officer can help you identify any ancient objects you may have found, whilst metal detecting or just out walking. So please bring them along! If they are interesting they may even be added to our national database of archaeological finds made by the general public.

• Local group stands:

•Spelthorne Museum, Spelthorne Archaeology and Local History Group, Sunbury and Shepperton Local History Society, Surrey Archaeological Society, Egham by Runnymede Historical Society, West Middlesex Family History Society, West Surrey Family History Society.

• The event is completely free and all are welcome to celebrate Staines-upon-Thames's fascinating heritage.


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