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Part of the BAS 170 anniversary project

Three meetings and a conference to celebrate 170 years since the society's foundation in 1857. Four themes that illuminate our county's past – and bring it right up to date. Open to all-comers.


 AYLESBURY CONFERENCE: Saturday 29 September 2018

Uncovering the buried past beneath the HS2 rail line

A ONE-DAY CONFERENCE – WITH TICKETS IN ADVANCE

SPEAKERS: Archaeologists working for HS2 on their recent finds
and Julian Hunt on the last time railways came to Buckinghamshire.

The route of HS2 across Buckinghamshire Prehistoric boundaries, a Roman town, a deserted medieval village, a ruined chuch and an ancient burial ground... This will be a full day of first-hand accounts from the archaeologists who are carrying out excavations ahead of the construction of the HS2 high-speed rail line across Buckinghamshire.

The opening session of the conference will also put the HS2 rail line into the context of Buckinghamshire's history and landscape, while its closing session will look at the local response when the railways first came in the 19th century – and their effects.

WITH DISPLAYS BY LOCAL HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY SOCIETIES

TICKETS: 15 without lunch (full-time students under 25 free), 20 with a buffet lunch. Coffee, tea and biscuits free. Book your place by sending a cheque made payable to ‘Bucks Archaeological Society’ to BAS Library, County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP.

Saturday 29 September 2018, at The Oculus, Aylesbury Vale District Council Offices, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury HP19 8FF.
Doors open 9.30am, first talk starts at 10am. Conference ends at 4.15pm.

ORGANISED JOINTLY WITH THE BUCKS LOCAL HISTORY NETWORK