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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.


 GREAT MISSENDEN: Sunday 24 June – summer evening at the abbey

The wax seal of Missenden Abbey Missenden Abbey:
Architecture and Archaeology

A TALK, BOOK LAUNCH, FOOD, WINE AND
TOURS OF THE ABBEY BUILDINGS AND
GROUNDS – WITH TICKETS IN ADVANCE

Speakers: Dr Jill Franklin, national expert on the Augustinian monastic order,
and Dr Yvonne Edwards, co-author of Missenden Abbey Archaeology Report
– which will be published on the day.

Missenden Abbey, founded in 1133, was one of five Augustinian monasteries in Buckinghamshire. Although the monastery was mostly demolished in 1538, part survived as a house, only to be damaged by fire in 1985. Dr Franklin will set the abbey in its medieval context. Dr Edwards will describe its archaeology, as this was discovered in the excavations and investigations that followed the 1985 fire.

This will be a ‘Summer Evening at the Abbey’ with the talks starting at 3.30pm, followed by drinks and refreshments in the house and grounds, launch of the Missenden Abbey Archaeology Report, displays by local historical societies, and guided tours of this historic house and grounds.

Tickets 12 (all-inclusive) available after 24 April, in person from Missenden Abbey Reception, or by post from BAS Library, County Museum, Church Street, Aylesbury HP20 2QP (cheques made payable to ‘Bucks Archaeological Society’ please).

Sunday 24 June 2018, 3.30pm, at Missenden Abbey, Great Missenden.

ORGANISED JOINTLY WITH CHESS VALLEY ARCHAEOLOGICAL AND HISTORICAL SOCIETY and MISSENDEN ABBEY TRUST