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Friday 19th April 2024, 7:30pm

AAG Talk: “The Ruins in the Woods”

St Mary's Church Hall

An April event from the Armstrong Arts Group, as seen on “Digging for Britain”, “The Ruins in the Woods” - an illustrated talk by Aaron Girdlestone.

The exciting discovery of a local medieval site at Hartygrove Brake, Lower Hazel is the subject of Aaron Gridlestone’s talk. Aaron leads the Community Archaeological Excavation Group, which looks at the history and archaeology of the ongoing excavation of about 15 years by Thornbury and District Museum Archaeological Research Group. Students and tutors from Bristol University join in each summer, sometimes accompanied by interested parties from abroad.

The investigation ranges from a 1940s den, the search for a chapel and into life during the time of England’s First Civil War. This fascinating discovery of a medieval hunting lodge so close to home, brings history to life, linking us with our roots. The site has appeared on Professor Alice Robert’s ”Digging for Britain” on BBC2.

The talk is followed by tea and cakes. Tickets £7.50 by email below or 01454 850933.


Venue information

St Mary's Church Hall
Eastbury Road, Thornbury, BS35 1DR

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