CBA Festival 29 July to 1 August City Museum, Winchester

datePosted on 17:22, July 6th, 2021

There will be a rota of experts in areas including pottery and ceramics,  geophys surveying, medieval glass, stonemasonry, monastic archaeology  and others. The timetable for the expert’s at the Festival can be found below. Children are also catered for with opportunities to rebuild the Abbey and sort the finds from previous digs!

Date10:30 – 12:3012:30 – 16:30

Thursday 29 July

John Crook
Medieval Monastic Architecture

Briony Lalor
Food remains


Friday 30 July

Mike Brace
Pottery and Ceramics


Ruth Pelling
Archaeobotany and zooarchaelogy


Saturday 31 July

Tracy Matthews
City Archaeologist

Ross Lovett
Master Mason


Sunday 1 August

David Ashby
Geophysics, 3D Technology and Archaeology

David Ashby
Geophysics, 3D Technology and Archaeology

Note that in addition to the above Dave Stewart, Hyde900 medieval tile and mapping expert, will be in attendance Thursday, Friday and Sunday. Ross Turle, in charge of the Archaeological assets of Winchester, will be with us Saturday morning

We are also delighted that Professor Martin Biddle, Director, Winchester Excavations Committee, will be with us Friday afternoon

Meet the experts who have supported and advised Hyde900’s community digs on the site of Hyde Abbey on the outskirts of Winchester. Have a guided tour of the 12th century cloister arch in the City Museum and its amazing discovery just centimetres below the grass in a Hyde garden! 

Event opening times are 10am to 5pm each day.

There will be a rota of experts in areas including pottery and ceramics,  geophys surveying, medieval glass, stonemasonry, monastic archaeology  and others. Children are also catered for with opportunities to rebuild the Abbey and sort the finds from previous digs!

Archaeologists will be available to explain the background to the latest Hyde900 Community Dig (August 19 to 22) and you can even enrol to take part. All those 5 years and older can participate in either digging the trenches and sieving for finds or work with the experts learning to process the finds and record them.

Hyde900 publications will be on sale as well as the excellent Excavations at Hyde Abbey 1972 to 1999, just published by Hampshire Cultural Trust. Members of the Winchester Excavations Committee will be joining us outside the City Museum with a selection of publications for sale.

STOP  PRESS!

A new book on Hyde Abbey has just been published and is on sale at the Winchester City Museum.  Entitled ‘Excavations at Hyde Abbey 1972 to 1999‘. This book not only covers the history and the investigations in the remains, but also features descriptions of the Hyde900 digs 2016 to 2018, and our discovery of the 13th  century roof in Olde Hyde House, reused from an abbey building. The book, published by the Hampshire Cultural Trust costs £30, but is available to Hyde900 members at a discounted price of £22.50.


Not a member? Hyde900 membership costs £10 per year (individual) and £15 (family).Please click here to join online.

Those wanting to take advantage of the offer please email David Spurling at [email protected] for a discount code.

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