At an event in Googies café bar, Rendezvous Steet, Folkestone on Friday night, £130 was raised towards the fund for the hire of a Portacabin (temporary building) for the dig at the Roman Villa on East Cliff this summer. Organized by Kate Holtham-Oakley, there was a raffle with so many prizes that almost everyone who bought tickets gained a prize, a quiz with questions set by Iain Neilson and a variety of music. Sue Wallace the deputy mayor of Folkestone

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Volunteers again turned out on 19 & 20 March- two marvellous dry and sunny days – supervised by Richard Cross and Andrew Richardson to carry on with three of the four archaeological test pits in The Bayle, started the previous weekend.  The path revealed in the garden of Stephen Blundell’s house turned out to be a well constructed pathway belonging to a former parterre garden that can seen on the 1876 Ordnance survey map. Other finds were mostly 19th century

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On Saturday and Sunday 12th and 13th March, four tests pits were dug in the area of the Bayle – three in private gardens and one near the Bayle pond. Around 26 volunteers, supervised by two archeologists – Andrew Richardson and Richard Cross – were involved in some way, either in digging, washing and sorting finds, talking to members of the public or evaluating the project. For several volunteers it was the first time they had been involved in any practical archaeology though they had

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The Shepway District Council Chairman, Susan Carey attended our recent Open Forum event and wrote about it in her blog.  Read it here: http://blog.shepway.gov.uk/chairman/

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At a public forum at the Salvation Army Community Centre, 75 Canterbury Road Folkestone on Tuesday,  22 February at 7.30 pm, A Town Unearthed: Folkestone before 1500 will be launching its oral history project. Advised by Lynda Pearce of the Community Archives and heritage group, it will involve finding people who would like to tell their stories or legends of Folkestone, its landscape and its ancient sites. As Lynda Pearce says “What we are looking for are stories that have

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