WIRG SUMMER MEETING & AGM 2022

The Summer Meeting of the Wealden Iron Research Group will be held at Fernhurst Village Hall, Glebe Rd, Fernhurst, Haslemere GU27 3EH, West Sussex, on Saturday 2nd July.

Programme for the day:
10.30am Tea and Coffee available
11.00am Presentation on ‘Recent excavations at Fernhurst Furnace’ by George Anelay, Director, West Sussex Archaeology Ltd who led the excavations.
12.30pm Annual General Meeting of the Wealden Iron Research Group.
1.00pm Lunch break – lunch is not provided; please bring your own or use local facilities.
2.30pm Visit to the newly-conserved remains of North Park Furnace by kind invitation of Robin and Carla Barnes (parking for the furnace will be in a field accessed through a gate on the south side of Vann Road immediately before the turning to Lynchmere – GU27 3NJ – SU 8782 2884).

Non-members of WIRG are welcome

The restored southern spillway, looking SW
The newly-conserved working area, looking W

HELP NEEDED – Who owns Roman sites?

Our sponsored PhD student Ethan Greenwood is planning his post-doctoral project, which will look further into Roman sites in the Weald. In these restricted times it will not be possible for him to call on prospective owners of sites to seek access to them, so he is appealing to WIRG members for help in identifying who owns some of these sites.

Details of the Roman sites can be found by following THIS LINK.

If you know a person who owns one or more of these sites, please pass on their contact details (address, phone number or email) to Ethan Greenwood so he can get in touch with them.