Saturday 16 May 2015 at Weston Turville Village Hall
WHY WE ARE HOLDING THIS CONFERENCE
If the HS2 high-speed rail line is constructed it will carve its way not only through the ancienbt Chiltern landscape but through a significant number of historic sites in central and north Buckinghamshire, both above and below ground.
Since the announcement of the line's proposed construction Buckinghamshire Archaeological Society has been actively raising heritage issues with HS2 Limited and by raising public awareness. Recently the society arranged an Open Day for viewing the remains of the church and graveyard of old Stoke Mandeville, a little-known historic feature in the care of the local parish council – and which would be completely obliterated by construction of the line.
Next on the society's agenda is this one-day conference about HS2's impact on many other threatened locations, ranging from ancient river deposits where mammoth bones have previously been discovered, to a Roman small town and parts of two deserted medieval village sites.
The programme will be a full day with ten speakers, including Helen Glass, Archaeology and Heritage Manager for HS2 Limited. Admission to the Conference will be by pre-booked tickets from the County Museum in Aylesbury or by post.
The Society has been active in gauging the potential impact of HS2 for the past four years. To see our members' assessments, reports and other activities click the links at the head of this page.