CRAG programme of activities for 2019

The Clwydian Range Archaeological Group (CRAG) has published the dates for the 2019 Field survey workdays, the Geophysical survey training days, the Excavation days and the Open day.
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The Beaker People and the Genetic Prehistory of Britain

The next Society lecture “The Beaker People and the Genetic Prehistory of Britain” will be presented by Dr Tom Booth of The Natural History Museum on Wednesday 13th March 2019 at 7:30pm in the Grosvenor Museum, Chester.
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Chester Heritage Festival Launch Event

Chester Heritage Festival will commence at a special launch event at Chester Racecourse on Roman Day, Saturday 25th May
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Gladiator Burials from York’s “Cemetery of Secrets”

A talk on Gladiator Burials from York’s “Cemetery of Secrets” will be given in Holmes Chapel on Saturday 16th March 2019
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Society Spring / Summer excursion programme released

Excursions to Lion Salt Works and Ecton Copper Mine are planned
Visit the Excursions Page for further details http://chesterarchaeolsoc.org.uk/excursions/

Pattern and playfulness: Playing with form and texture in Celtic art

The next Society lecture “Pattern and playfulness: Playing with form and texture in Celtic art” will be presented by Dr Julia Farley of The British Museum on Wednesday 6th February 2019 at 7:30pm in the Grosvenor Museum, Chester.
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Chester in the Great War

The book with this title by Susan Chambers offers a powerful and engrossing account of life as it was lived by the citizens of Chester through the war years.
Click here to read the summary and review of the book published in volume 85 of our journal.

Chester Armistice Commemoration Weekend Programme of Events

Chester Armistice Commemoration Weekend, Friday 9th to Sunday 11th November 2018
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We Will Remember Them November 9 -11

Chester Castle Roll of Honour
The names of Chester residents and those closely connected to Chester who fell in World War One will be projected on the walls of Chester Castle over the weekend of the November 9-11 to mark the centenary of the Armistice. The list has been compiled from the names on the Chester Town Hall Memorial, the war graves in Overleigh Cemetery, church memorials, and lists received from various local research projects. You are invited to let us know if you have a relative who is not on this list. Please click here to e-mail details before Thursday 26th October

CBA Autumn Newsletter

Click here to download the Council for British Archaeology North-West Regional Group’s Autumn Newsletter