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Looking into a test pit

We’ve had a poem sent to us that celebrates the joys of digging test pits! Many thanks to our anonymous contributor: Looking into a test pit Looking into a test pit, almost square Searching intently but there’s nothing there Next … Continue reading

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Betty Bicker-Robinson remembers the villagers of Cobham 1938-40

Betty Bicker-Robinson (nee King) was a young girl when she moved to Cobham in 1938 but has managed to recall, not only a vast majority of the occupants but also occupations of people who lived in the village at that time. Many … Continue reading

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Finally we can announce…First evidence for Julius Caesar’s invasion of Britain

For the past three years we have been involved with the work at Ebbsfleet, Thanet, to find evidence for Julius Caesar’s first landing in Britain. The television show ‘Digging for Britain’ aired on BBC Four last night and explored the … Continue reading

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Special finds from Cobham Big Dig 2017

Medallion – Band for Hope     The Band of Hope was first proposed by Rev. Jabez Tunnicliff, who was a Baptist Minister in Leeds, following the death in June 1847 of a young man whose life was cut short by … Continue reading

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Betty Grayland: memories of Shorne Woods

Betty Grayland remembers growing up in Shorne Woods, Kent Early days I was six weeks old in 1928 when we moved to Shorne, my father, Albert Swaisland, worked for the village baker and we lived on the premises, the bakery … Continue reading

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