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An Archaeological Walk around Threatened Hanney

All are welcome and it's free.

Hanney History Group will be leading a walk around some of the oldest parts of the village and particularly those under threat from the proposed developments. With expert guides we will explore the lost mediaeval manors of Herles Court and Southbury , a possible Hall house, the mediaeval water system, old pre-turnpike road routes, surviving ridge and furrow fields and a possible mediaeval chapel site. There is no charge for the walk which will begin at 10:30am at the War Memorial Hall with a short briefing on the route and its history. We will finish at about 12:30pm at the Plough in West Hanney. All are welcome including supervised children.

In order that we can plan for the event, please sign the list in the village shop or let Bill Orson know how many of you are coming by email or calling 01235 868859. We hope to follow this walk with an archaeological project to research all we can before the developers destroy more of our precious landscape and heritage. If you would like to be involved please also contact the email address above. No previous experience is necessary and there will be plenty of non-labour intensive tasks as well as digging roles. This is a good chance for anyone interested to find out about archaeology but coming on the walk involves no assumed commitment to further action!

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