Events & activities to join

Meet the archaeologists – Dr Nick Stoodley, our lead archaeologist will be hosted by the East Meon History Group; in the East Meon church hall  (NOT village hall)
Tuesday November 12th at 19:30. Limited tickets available from / 07710035722 or Michael Blakstad, chairman of the History Group  –

The Saxons in the Meon Valley & the South Downs Society
Thank you to everybody who joined us in welcoming the South Downs Society to the Meon Valley (see on  Friday October 18th .
Thanks also to Peter Harris vice-president of the Society for a very feisty narrative of the history of the society; to our many visitors from Sussex;  and to all our local people (from villages throughout the Meon Valley) and the local team – Tess Briggs, Maggie from the Bucks Head, Chris Maxse, Guy Liardet, Paul Buxton, James Morrice, Peter O’Sullivan etc – who helped make the occasion successful.

We apologise for postponing the Meon Valley Embroidery Tapestry workshop (Planned for September 28th)  Please contact Peter O’Sullivan for our new date (07710 035722; e-mail

The great work done by our community volunteers and partner organisations is ensuring that our Saxon Heritage Programme is growing from strength to strength.
The summer has seen our exciting annual School Day the Saxon Experience at the Exton Fete our first archaeological surveys and our visit to Saxon collections at Reading and Oxford

Join our planning by registering your interest on this website, contacting village representatives, or join us at ‘Saxon blokes’ (men and women) evening at the Bucks Head, Meonstoke on the last Tuesday of each month at quarter-past-eight


 Archaeology – Who do you think we are? – Join the Meon Valley Time Team
Renowned Saxon archaeologists, Dr Nick Stoodley, Mark Stedman, Mike Gaines, and David Ashby will be helping us explore our heritage through archaeological
surveys using geophysical, metal-detecting and field-walking techniques.
Surveys will be taking place in each of our villages; community volunteers are needed. Lots to learn, do and enjoy… and get exited about.
No charge for participation.
Contact Guy Liardet 01489 877583 /
Or Peter O’Sullivan / 07710035722 / TPeterOSullivan@hotmail.conm

Friday, 18th October 10.00-12:30 – The Saxons in the Meon Valley meet the Sussex Downsmen
The Friends of Corhampton Church are hosting a visit from the South Downs Society (previously ‘The Sussex Downsmen’) at The Meon Hall. The Society is a long established Society protecting their beauty and heritage.
A good conversation, interesting talks, coffee and lunch. All are welcome. £5 for coffee and light lunch.
Contact Peter O’Sullivan / 07710035722 / TPeterOSullivan@hotmail.conm

Tuesday 12th November 19:30 East Meon History Group host a talk by Saxon archaeologist Dr Nick Stoodley
East Meon villagers see the Saxon era as one ripe for exploring and sharing.
Michael Blakstad, chairman of the history group, welcomes anyone with an interest in the Saxon era

Tuesday 21st January 2014 19:30 Titchfield History Society host a talk on Saxon history and culture
Titchfield has a strong association with the Saxon era. The history society, led by Peter Mills, welcomes all with an interest in the Saxon era to this talk