Suffolk Archaeology Open Day 2018

Despite it being a fallow year for the Council of British Archaeology's annual festival we still decided to host our Open Day for the third year in succession in late July. The event saw over 170 visitors come to our warehouse to see what we'd been up to over the past 12 months and see displays or take part in activity

Despite it being a fallow year for the Council of British Archaeology's annual festival we still decided to host our Open Day for the third year in succession in late July. The event saw over 170 visitors come to our warehouse to see what we'd been up to over the past 12 months and see displays or take part in activity

Visitors were able to see results and finds from some of our recent projects in Suffolk and Norfolk and from from recent geophysical surveys and community projects carried out by the Suffolk Archaeology Field Group. The Elmswell History Group also provided a display of their Heritage Lottery Fund project on the Lost WW1 Aerodrome at Elmswell and screenings were shown of a newly made documentary on the Witches of West Suffolk, produced by Bring Out Your Dead Productions.

Other activities for children and adults alike included the chance to try on replica Roman military equipment provided in a display by members of the Colchester Roman Society, to take part in wood whittling and weaving workshops provided by volunteers from Hands on Heritage and to make clay replicas of Roman coins. Local children's author Hatty Ashton provided readings of her book about the story of St Edmund There's a Head in My Bed throughout the day.

And finally the popular Archaeo-Café raised £120 for support of a local charity Chernobyl Childrens Lifeline.

We'd like to thank everybody who helped to organise the event and take part on the day, and to all those who attended the event. We look forward to seeing you all again soon!

Clay coin making

Hatty Ashton story telling

Waving workshop

Wood whittling workshop