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There is going to be another Field walk taking place at Abbey Farm Sawtry, details are below:

Sawtry History Society Fieldwalking Survey 15 - 16 October 2018

Venue: Abbey Farm Sawtry - large field between the the farmhouse and the Abbey site field.

Dates and TimesMonday 15th October - Tuesday 16th October from 9.00am to 4.00pm daily.

Survey Format: This is the second fieldwalking survey to be undertaken on this field and
will follow the format below:
             

           Presentation of fieldwalking principles and methodology.

           Overview of historic site activity and field usage.
                        
           Explanation of how finds will be processed and recorded.
                
           Undertake the fieldwalking survey.

Further Information: can be found on the Archaeology page (link below)
http://www.sawtryhistorysociety.btck.co.uk/Archaeology

Application: Closing date for application forms is 30th Sept 18. (application form download link below)
20180825 SHS - Application Form - Oct 18.docx

September 2018 Meeting


The next Meeting will be on Thursday 20th September at 7.30pm where Sawtry 's
local Roman Living History Group will give a presentation on "Life on the March
for Roman Soldiers". Meeting starts at 7.30pm. Visitors welcome at £2.00.



 New Archive Launch 21st July 2018
The Society has now moved the Local History Archive to its ne
w location in the Community Centre, behind the Old School Hall, the building that was once the old Agriculture Centre and now also houses Sawtry Library. The building was offically opened by Councillor Simon Bywater who was instrumental in getting this project off the ground and now, happily for many local organisations, one being Sawtry History Society, we now have a new home.  We hope to bring local history events to Sawtry, some in conjuntion with the Library. We are now expanding our paper Archive to include more local history information. It is free to use and there are volunteers manning the Archive from 10.00 am to 12.00 noon every saturday morning.   Sawtry Library now has a "Friends of the Library" support group aslo so please come see the new building and and support the new village facilities.  Below are some pictures of the Launch event.
  


  Photographs Copyright Sawtry History Society