It’s good to be back with our latest updates, we reopened a few months ago having been closed for what seems such a long time. Our volunteers are working hard cataloguing our finds from previous archaeological digs.
Read our latest Newsletter to see what we have been up to.
Whilst the Archaeology Centre is currently closed, we continue to work behind the scenes at home and at the Centre.
We are unable to welcome volunteers back to the centre, we are however working on future plans and will keep you updated.
Over the last few months during Lockdown work has continued on sorting and tidying up all our data and information we hold into more accessible folders for all of the Sites so that hopefully , in the not too distant future, we can start putting some of the sites here for everyone to access.
The data from Site 17 – The Three Mariners – is being amalgamated, all the Excel files on CBM, Metal, Bone . The size of these paled into insignificance to the Excel folder on Pottery. Having amalgamated all the files, checked for duplicates and ordered, there are now over 5000 entries, which I am reliably informed contain over 20,000 sherds of Pot!
Having taken a deep breath, I am now embarking on Glass, not quite as extensive, but still a good amount.
We have also been gardening regularly, keeping the front and back area of the house and car parks in good order – no mean feat. Take a look at the pictures on the next page.
This is part of an early report From Site 17 (The Three Mariners), it gives a glimpse into how important this site is.
Life at The Centre continues to see volunteers come along weekly to help in a variety of archaeological tasks, including catagorising our unique Pipe Collection so the data can be uploaded on our site with illustrations and special notes. This is still an ongoing project.
Photographingour Finds: A brand new project was started more recently where we have begun the mammoth task of photographing our Finds.A photography expert gave us a session in how to set up a photography station and camera techniques; a volunteer build some white boxes and with some trial and error we made a start on one of our sites: The Finds previously excavated from our own back garden. Items included police badges, pottery and plenty of other items.
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Volunteers have been recently working on a variety of tasks. We are, at last, trying to update our computer data entries and have been taking all stored records from our floppy discs – yes we still have some – and we still have computers that can use them! The data is now on memory sticks and laptops. Other volunteers have been collating the data for our prestigious pipe collection, ensuring the pipes can then be viewed from the collection.
Other volunteers are collating all the paper work, maps and plans and some volunteers are creating Harris Matrix from Site 38: 42 London Road, to show where all the finds were excavated from the site. This site is of archaeological importance and there are plans to build a complex of retirement homes on the site.
(Find plans by visiting Surrey Heath Planning site: 18/1083)
Read our latest newsletter where there is an article on one of our volunteers who sadly died recently. SHAHT Newsletter May 2019
2017 proved to be a very busy archaeological year. We worked through many of the sites from Bagshot, updating and clarifying the records we hold for these sites.In doing so we ‘re-discovered’ many items and finds.
Maps and plans long laying in a chest of drawers were taken out and dusted down.
Read our latest newsletter to see how we have been getting along and see some of the items.
Come along to our Open Day
The Archaeology Centre,
4-10 London Road,
Bagshot. GU19 5BN
Guided tours of the old Police Station
We have been based in the old police station, London Road, Bagshot for over 25 years. The interior of the building is still intact including the old police cells.
Hands On Activities for adults and children
Handle pottery, bone from archaeological excavations, try your hand at reassembling pot.
All activities are free and there’s plenty of parking spaces.