Displays and activities at The Charltons Village Day
Saturday 6th July 2013 1pm to 5pm
The experimental construction of a Romano-british type kiln, pottery making and other activities are being organised by CSOLP at their Forest School site in Hallr Wood at West Charlton, with sessions for invited school / college / youth groups and for the public (all ages welcome).
8th September - Open Day (with project displays and preparation)
The kiln construction starts in September and there will be more Roman-themed archaeology sessions leading up to the first firing celebrations.
OPEN PUBLIC SESSIONS
Help with kiln building - also option to make pottery:
Tuesday 24th September 2:45 to 5:30pm
Wednesday 25th September 2.45 to 5.30pm
Learn about old building techniques - help make a hurdle fence around the kiln:
Tuesday October 1st - 2:45 to 5:30pm
Wednesday October 2nd - 2:45 to 5:30pm
Saturday October 5th - 1 to 5pm - kiln stack and first firing; activities for children
Sunday October 6th - 11am to 5pm - Roman living history activities (with a legionary re-enactor) and food; kiln unpacking around 3pm
For further information please visit http://wilderwoods.org/ or telephone 01458 223444
The FREE pottery artefact assessment workshops will take place in the skittle alley function room at The Fox & Hounds in Charlton Adam.
Sunday 21st July - afternoon from 2.30pm (to 5.30pm)
Monday 29th July - evening from 6.30pm (to 9.30pm)
Sunday 11th August - afternoon from 2.30pm
Monday 19th August - evening from 6.30pm
Sunday 1st September - afternoon from 2.30pm
Monday 9th September - evening from 6.30pm
Do bring along your finds from The Charltons so they can be added to our archaeological evidence of the history of The Charltons.
Everyone is welcome to drop in to view the collections and displays and to find out more from the workshop facilitator and visiting experts, but you are also welcome to join our team of recording volunteers in learning about the process of identifying and interpreting pottery finds.
The Charltons Historical Society is also organising related meetings with expert talks on Roman Somerset and about archaeological finds:
Monday 16th September - at 7 for 7.30pm (note earlier time) in the skittle alley room at The Fox & Hounds
an illustrated talk on “The changing map of Roman Somerset” by Bob Croft of Somerset Historic Environment Service
Visitors £2.50 Members £1 (2013 membership fee £5)