Tuesday 11 March 2014 – 7:30 pm at Arnos Manor Hotel
Exploring Local Maps – with Mike Hooper
Anyone with an interest in history or archaeology will have an interest in old maps, which can reveal a mass of fascinating detail about our area. Mike Hooper is a Brislington resident with a huge fund of local knowledge and he will be on hand to help us explore our maps. Please bring any maps you have to add to the fun! We will also be revealing the results of the geophysical and auger surveys adjacent to St Anne's Well which were carried out late last year – see here.
Entrance is £2 for non-members, free for members (it's only £5 to join for a year!)
5 and 6 April 2014
If you have never taken part in a proper archaeological dig, here is your chance to get involved! We are digging a test pit in the garden of one of our members, not far from St Luke's Church in Brislington. The dig will be supervised by a professional archaeologist so it will be a great chance to see how things are done. We have no idea if we will find anything – that's half the fun.
There is no charge BUT you must be a paid-up member of BCAP for insurance reasons. Email us to register your interest and we will send you details nearer the time.
We have plans for monthly events throughout 2014 – watch here for more details!
One exciting event is the launch of an important new book by BCAP founder member Ken Taylor, on the history and legends surrounding St Anne's Well and Chapel. This will be on Friday July 25 at M Shed, to coincide with the St Anne's Pageant the same weekend. More details later.
Even new houses sit on old ground, and the soil soaks archaeology up like a sponge - whether you're weeding the garden or digging foundations for a patio, you never know what you'll find.
We welcome volunteers with an interest in anything from digging, to conserving or cataloging finds; and from researching history, to report-writing or multi-media management. Training available.
Every artefact can tell a story, and BCAP can help identify your local finds for you, adding a piece to the jigsaw of Brislington's past.
While some of our reports are professionally printed and available to buy, many are available as a free downlad (.pdf).