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
Read our latest newsletter and find out more about the future for the site known as Jack’s Fish and Chip Shop.
We will be publishing a variety of reports and archaeological data over the coming months from the dig carried out in the 1990’s.
SHAHT Newsletter Feb 19
2019 membership forms can be found in the newsletter for anyone wishing to become a member of SHAHT.
Now winter is almost upon us we are changing our opening times as from Monday 19th November.
MONDAYS: 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm.
U3A meetings continue to be held the 2nd Monday of the month.
(Next U3A meeting is 10.12.18)
*TUESDAYS: 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm *
This new time replaces the Tuesday evening sessions over the winter months.
Christmas holiday: Monday 17th December to 13th January 2019 (inclusive) the centre will be closed
January 2019: Opening times
Monday 14th January, U3A’s first meeting of the year.
Monday 21st January: 2.00 pm – 4.00 pm
Tuesday 22nd: 2.00 pm – 3.30 pm
Read our latest news and see some wonderful photos of items we were recently cataloguing. We hope to be displaying some of our items in a local exhibition in the near future. More information soon.
SHAHT newsletter April 2018
Here’s one of the items from the Newsletter to whet your appetite
Venetian Wine Glass Stems
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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.
SHAHT newsletter Jan 2018
2018 has started with our local U3A Archaeology groups and YAC group meeting at the centre where we continue updating our records.
Sunday 10th September 10.00 – 4.00
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.
A rather belated Happy New Year to all our followers.
Read our newsletter for the latest updates.
Members are continuing with the sorting, identifying and cataloguing of finds from past excavations. The objects below were found in the 1980’s!
The button dates from the eighteenth century
These 2 fragments are part of a Crotal Bell
(Robert Wells foundry of Aldbourne Wiltshire – late 18th- early 19th century)
This item possibly part of a candle holder.
New members are welcome; our Subscription form is with the newsletter.
Read our newsletter for the latest updates from SHAHT.
New members are always welcome so feel free to pop in either on a Monday afternoon 2.00pm – 4.00pm or Tuesday evenings from 7.30pm – 9.00pm
Further details re Christmas closure dates are on the Newsletter
Great news – we have had a further extension to our lease which means we will be continuing our archaeological work at The Old Police Station in Bagshot until June 2017.
Our membership is increasing and we can regularly have up to 20 people a week coming along to help sorting, identifying and cataloguing anything from medieval glass and pottery to metal, building materials, clay pipes and animal bone.
Monday afternoon sessions – plenty of enthusiasm, chat – and of course archaeology!
Read our latest newsletter for more information and how to join SHAHT.
SHAHT Newsletter May 2016