Regrettably, in view of the uncertainty as to when it will be safe for gatherings to take place again due to the outbreak of COVID-19, the WIRG Summer Meeting at Fernhurst on 11 July has been postponed to July 2021.
The 2020 AGM, which was to be held following the meeting, is postponed to the 2021 Winter Meeting, the date and place of which will be fixed in the autumn. As in recent years, it will be held on a Saturday in late January or early February, provided restrictions on gatherings have been lifted.
The Annual Report, including Financial Accounts, will be circulated to the Membership in July this year. If you have previously supplied your e-mail address, documents will be sent as an e-mail attachment. If you are able to receive these by e-mail but have not yet given or updated any changes to your address, please do so NOW by e-mailing our Treasurer, Shiela Broomfield firstname.lastname@example.org
This will save considerable effort on the part of our hard working Treasurer as well as reducing mailing and paper costs – and save at least a tree branch. All addresses will only be used for WIRG business. If we do not have an e-mail address for you, the Annual Report will be sent by post.
The Charity Commission has accepted that postponement of many AGMs is inevitable due to the ruling by UK Government not to socialise, and Government legislation takes precedence over the WIRG Constitution.
Due the government’s advice about CORVID-19 the 2020 Season opening event and the subsequent activity has been postponed.
The 2020 season of excavations at Great Park Wood, Brede,
TQ 852 190 will now not commence on Saturday 11 April at 10.00 am.
Work in 2018 and 2019 has indicated that we are excavating a bloomery dating from the first or second century AD.
For further details please contact Bob Turgoose by email.
updated 16:09 25/03/2020
Postponed see details above
Fernhurst Village Hall Meeting Room with a visit to Fernhurst Furnace in the afternoon.
Doors open 10-30am for tea & coffee
11.00 Presentation on ‘Recent excavations at Fernhurst Furnace’ by George Anelay, Director, West Sussex Archaeology Ltd who led the excavation.
13.00 Lunch. Please bring packed lunch or use local facilities http://www.fernhurst.net/food.htm
14.00 Visit to the furnace site at the kind invitation of Robin and Carla Barnes
- Fernhurst Village Hall, Glebe road, Fernhurst, Nr. Haslemere, GU27 3EH
- Fernhurst furnace is off Vann Road GU27 3NJ
Contact: email Tim Smith
Foray postponed due to site conditions, Field Group members will be contacted once date is fixed.
You can join the Field Group by contacting Tim at 01403 710148
e-mail Tim Smith
What is a Foray?
A foray includes field walking to identify possible iron-working sites. In favourable cases, this is followed up by excavation to further explore the layout of the site and to find dating evidence.
View a video sequence of a Foray (16Mb) – it may take a while to download.
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