Saturday, 21 September, 2–5 pm at Tackley Village Hall
Make pots with local clay or design a mosaic. See displays about Tackley’s Roman mosaic, the excavations at Gibraltar Point, local farming implements, objects from Tackley’s past, materials from our archives on Tackley in the 19th and 20th centuries, old photographs of the village, and a film of the fair on the village green in the 1960s.
Launch of the Tackley Roman Mosaic Project
Everyone and all ages welcome
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. A full-colour, 24‑page booklet about the exhibition and Tackley’s history, Tackley Through Time, is available priced £8 from Tackley Village Shop and Sue Ashton, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mosaic floor uncovered at Street Farm is going to be donated to the village and put on public display. The parish council sub-committee leading this effort has now completed its feasibility study.
Information about the project is also on display in the village hall coffee shop.
Excavations undertaken by Thames Valley Archaeological Services at the housing development at Street Farm between November 2017 and August 2018 have uncovered a complex of Roman buildings, including a villa measuring 60 metres by 25 metres, parts of another large building and a bathhouse with an underfloor central heating system. The complex probably extends under the houses on St John’s Road, the school and the playing fields. The developer, Deanfield Homes, has agreed to donate the mosaic to the village and the Tackley Roman Villa Project has been set up to make this happen.
Open days at the Street Farm site were held in March and June 2018 and the three A1 posters which were produced for the first of these are available to download: