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.
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.
A rather belated Happy New Year to all our followers.
Read our newsletter for the latest updates. shaht-newsletter-feb-17
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.
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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