Saturday, 9 February 2008

Digging up history in Southwick

DIGGING up the history of Sussex is the subject of the next Manor Cottage Heritage Centre heritage talk, in Southwick.
John Mills, an archaeologist with West Sussex County Council, will talk about the latest developments in Sussex archaeology that are adding to our knowledge of the county's history.

Many new developments are preceded by archaeological digs and these are constantly providing new information.

At the same time, chance finds often shed exciting new light on the past. Two years ago, the Southwick Society itself added to this knowledge with a dig on the Manor Cottage site, in Southwick Street, which produced finds ranging from flint tools to medieval pottery and 17th-century clay pipes. The talk at 7.30pm on Monday is the fifth in a monthly series to be held at Southwick Community Centre.

All talks are open to everyone, with tickets priced £3 each, or £1 for members of the Southwick Society. The Manor Cottage Heritage Centre, currently undergoing extensive restoration, is run by volunteers from the Southwick Society.

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