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Introducing our new Blog facility

To improve communication on our website we have introduced a new facility to encourage users to enter feedback on the Blog. It is hoped this information can be used to develop the exchange of ideas and knowledge which can be used by all participants of the website and the Saxons in the Meon Valley PROGRAMME.

We welcome your comments below against the appropriate Blog

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Notes on Nick Stoodley’s talk “Surveying for Saxons”

If you attended the meeting and you would like to leave any feedback please follow the link below.

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Archaeology Survey in village supported by local community & experts

Archaeology survey’s have taken place in Corehampton village on the 20th & 21st September and on the 1st/2nd November which was supported by volunteers from Exton,Meonstoke & Corehampton and by experts who led this activity.

We would welcome feed back from people who participated in the survey and any suggestion on how on who we could improve it in the future?

When you have posted your comments they will not be posted immediately as they will be processed by admin prior to publication.

 

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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 www.southdownssociety.org.uk) 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 would be grateful if you could leave your comments and feedback on the above event by clicking onto the link below “Leave a comment”.

Many thanks

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Saturday September 28th 2013 East Meon History Open Day

The event is being organised by the East Meon’s History Group in the East Meon Village Hall, 2.00pm to 5.00pm, admission is free.

East Meon is joining the Saxons in the Meon Valley project. Peter O’Sullivan and other volunteers from the Saxon project will facilitate a re-enactment by village children of a Saxon battle, using the props and script developed at similar events at local schools; it will be held at 3.00pm. There will also be demonstrations of mediaeval spinning, and panels describing the Saxon programme. ( CLICK to read & download further details)

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Friday, 27th September 2013: Visit two iconic Saxon collections

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Spend the day visiting England’s own Bayeux Tapestry (a 19th century authentic replica of the original) at the Museum of Reading; and then onto the Saxon gallery at the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford which includes the world-renowned 10th century Alfred Jewel inscribed ‘Alfred ordered me made‘.
John Blair, renowned professor of Medieval History and Archaeology at Oxford University, will develop over lunch the narrative of our Wessex ancestors.
£15 per person (50% subsidy from our HLF grant)
Contact: Sarah Snowdon tel: 07855 855194 eMail sarah.snowdon@live.com

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