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8:43am Tuesday 27th September 2011
THE society resumed its winter lecture programme following the summer break with a talk by Andrew Manning, of Wessex Archaeology, on recent finds at Avon Fields housing development at the former MOD Durrington site on Salisbury Plain. Excavations within the north-west corner of the modern village of Durrington not far from the huge Neolithic henge known as Durrington Walls and Woodhenge, both of which are more than 4,500 years old, have revealed previously unknown Neolithic monuments, a surprisingly large Iron Age/Romano British settlement containing many archaeological features such as granaries, storage pits, a corn-drying kiln and a Roman road. A couple of sink holes that were discovered hint at something sacred or special about this site as there was evidence for a 'pavement' of flint knapping debris, including some finely worked flints, around the perimeters of the holes. The settlement appears to have been surrounded by an enormous ditch over 6m in width and up to 4m in depth. Excavations will continue next summer.
11:09am Tuesday 16th August 2011
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11:26am Thursday 11th August 2011
JULY started with an evening at the Loddon Bowls Club, where our federation held the annual skittles evening with competition between the various guilds – a very enjoyable evening which included a supper.
9:58am Tuesday 26th July 2011
9:42am Tuesday 19th July 2011
10:45am Thursday 14th July 2011
12:16pm Tuesday 28th June 2011
12:22pm Tuesday 28th June 2011
MEMBERS of Oakley and Deane WI were made aware of the many benefits and advantages of using beauty products made from purely natural ingredients at their June meeting in a talk given by Cherry Barney, who thoroughly researches all the products she recommends.
10:52am Tuesday 21st June 2011
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9:33am Tuesday 24th May 2011
9:30am Tuesday 24th May 2011
12:08pm Tuesday 17th May 2011
THE club provides a focus for motoring enthusiasts in the area. Throughout the year, we offer a wide range of activities – monthly meetings covering a variety of motoring interests including navigational rallies, classic car tours and visits to interesting car collections etc.
12:07pm Tuesday 17th May 2011
IF YOU arrived in 1974 as Winchester City Council’s first conservation officer with no clear guidelines as to your role, and a budget of just £2,000 to support not only an historic city but also its extensive rural district, it would take your breath away – rather like this sentence.
11:34am Tuesday 10th May 2011
THE April lecture entitled “A Traitor’s Death: The Mystery of the Hanged Drawn and Quartered Man from Hulton Abbey, Staffordshire” given by Mary Lewis, of Reading University, provided an attentive audience with an opportunity to learn something of the study of human skeletal remains and of the grisly medieval punishment of being hung, drawn and quartered.
10:59am Wednesday 4th May 2011
THERE was much foot tapping at the 93rd birthday meeting of the group in April, when members were entertained by Julie Horton, a jazz singer, and her accompanying pianist, Chris Newman, as they sang and played a selection of all-time jazz classics.
10:57am Wednesday 4th May 2011
12:23pm Thursday 21st April 2011
11:41am Tuesday 12th April 2011
11:10am Thursday 31st March 2011
11:25am Tuesday 22nd March 2011
11:23am Tuesday 22nd March 2011