Author Archives: Ruiha Smalley

S.W.A.G. Logo Competition

After the brilliant success of our Cobham Landscape Detectives logo (below), brought to life by Pauline to adorn our Cobham T-shirts, it has been suggested that we need one for the Shorne Woods Archaeology Group. And so to keep us all amused as … Continue reading

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Online events from the Kent Archaeological Society

KAS is organising a series of montly talks by Trustees and committee members. The next of these will be presented by Dr Sheila Sweetingburgh on Tuesday 9th March at 19:30, on the Faversham painted pillar. This will be followed up … Continue reading

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Monumental Brasses of Cobham Church

The Library of the Kent Archaeological Society has in its archives, manuscripts belonging to Harry Taswell Belcher, a former member of the KAS who had a strong interest in monumental brasses. His hand written booklet of the inscriptions at the … Continue reading

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Neolithic activity at Shorne

We previously mentioned a flint discovered at Shorne, given to us by a member of the public. A closer look has revealed that based on its shape and form, it can be argued to be Neolithic in origin and not … Continue reading

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A Cobham gentleman of the 1700s: Mr Hayes Diary

One of our volunteers, Don Blackburn, has transcribed the diary entries of Mr Hayes, of Cobham, Kent. As a boy Richard Hayes (1725-1790), lived with his uncle, Richard Hayes senior, at Owletts (now owned by the National Trust) in the … Continue reading

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