Saturday 11 August and Sunday 12 August, 10 am to 4 pm
This is an opportunity to get involved with washing, cleaning and identifying finds as part of the Digging Tackley’s Past project. Join us at Gibraltar Point and get your hands dirty!
Our exhibition in St Nicholas’ Church, Tackley Through Time, is now on. Many of our members have been involved in this project — researching and writing, drawing maps, collating finds, and producing the display panels. The display is open when the church is open, so do take the opportunity to visit and discover more about our village’s history.
We continue to dig and scrape in the three trenches at Gibraltar Point, and new volunteers are always welcome. We also need help with washing the finds we have so far, so that they can be identified and catalogued. If you would like to give a hand you will be very welcome. Supervised children are also welcome. We will be at the site on:
If you’re new to the project, please see Digging Tackley’s Past.
Talks are at 8 pm in Tackley Village Hall. Arrive at 7:45 pm if you would like a tea or coffee before the meeting, and stay for a glass of wine afterwards. Non-members £2.
In late 2017 and early 2018 Thames Valley Archaeological Services undertook an open area excavation within the village of Tackley in northern Oxfordshire. Previous trenching had identified the presence of a Roman structure, and the excavation was able to uncover a large portion of what appears to be a villa complex.
An open day was arranged for late March 2018 to present the findings to date. The three A1 posters which were produced for this are available to download: