Author Archives: Ruiha Smalley

Archaeology at Swarling by the University of Kent

Open Day for the Public Date: Saturday 25th September, 2021 Time: 2pm Place: Meet outside The Granville, CT4 7AL Bus 18, Bay C5 in Canterbury City Centre to Hythe. Bus time – 1:40pm leaves Canterbury Bus Station and arrives at … Continue reading

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3D modelling of Bitchet

Thanks to volunteer Peter Barry we now have 3-D models for the features dug at Bitchet Common, click here https://sketchfab.com/peterbarry/collections/kent-archaeology  – they are amazing!

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Reserach into nails found at Randall Manor

Nails were valuable. Horseshoe nails were even used as a form of currency in certain circumstances. They were made from English iron which was less carboniferous than the imported iron from Spain and Sweden (used in the making of cannons). … Continue reading

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Caesar lecture coming up

SWAG volunteers have previously been involved in excavations examining the possibility of a landing point for Caesar on his visits to Kent. For those you interested in this period of history The Society of Antiquaries of London is holding a … Continue reading

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Hoo day out

Some of the group got together this week for a ‘guided’ walk at Hoo. Emily was kind enough to guide us to Cockham Fort (dating to 1669), the boat graveyard (where Dunkirk heroine, Ena now rests), to various other military … Continue reading

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