Saturday 14th March 2020: ‘The Archaeology of Mead: Evidence from Roman Wroxeter and post-Roman Tintagel Castle’ Our February talk is by Cameron Moffett (English Heritage Trust). In the post-Roman world mead may have been a high-status drink, taking its place in the hospitality and feasting that were part of a ruler’s obligations. In this talk Cameron will draw on archaeological evidence from Wroxeter and Tintagel for the production and consumption of mead. 2.30pm at the Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND
Saturday 8th February 2020: Haughmond Abbey in its theological context. Our February talk will be given by the Revd. Canon Jeff West. Formerly a Principal Inspector of Historic Buildings with English Heritage, Jeff West, together with Nicholas Palmer, carried out excavations at Haughmond Abbey on behalf of the DoE from 1975-9. The report on the excavations, published in 2014, contains a discussion of the results of the 1975 to 1979 excavations, and includes specialist reports on the finds, a report on a 2002 earthwork survey, analysis and recording of the standing masonry and a comprehensive programme of documentary research. In this talk, Jeff West will be discussing the abbey in its theological context. 2.30pm at the Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND
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