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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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SWAG’s new accommodation

We have a new cabin! It’s next to the old one (looking a little worse for wear these days) in the compound at Shorne Woods Country Park. Covid 19 restrictions mean we can’t make proper use of the space just … Continue reading

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South East in Bloom

We’ve just heard that the gardening volunteers at Shorne Woods, who double as archaeologists, have been awarded a gold in the Country Park section of the South East in Bloom 2020 competition. Congratulations! South & South East in Bloom is … Continue reading

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Found flint

On a walk around the park, after the recent heavy rain, a member of the public found a marvelous flint adze protruding from the ground. They have kindly donated it to the Group. The third photo shows the bottom edge, … Continue reading

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Alan Hills: Shorne Woods clay pit operation

Some notes taken in discussion with Alan Hills about the workings of the clay pits at Shorne Woods. Alan worked in the Clay Pit from 1959 – 1963. Navvy Driver load clay into hopper which had a screw blades rotating, … Continue reading

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