Wednesday, 31 December 2014

Milford Street bridge-project

Hello and Happy New Year,
In January and early February we will be creating a beautiful historical mosaic, which will be installed on Winchester Street.

Joanna Dewfall, mosaic artist, has been busy working on the design which features lots of interesting history about Winchester Street. Now we need to get making!

Joanna will be leading workshops on Wednesday afternoons between 1pm and 5pm on 14th, 21st and 28th January plus the 4th and 11th of Feb.

She will also be running two all-day Sunday sessions between 10am and 5pm on Sundays 25th Jan and 1st Feb.

The sessions are being held at Denis House Community Hub on Endless Street (next to Castle Cameras). We'll provide tools and safety equipment, plus tea & biccies.

Can you help make the mosaic? Obviously you won't want to do all of the sessions, and of those that you can do you may not want to stay for the whole thing. But we need to get people to "book" on so that we have an idea of numbers and where to fill in the gaps.

If you can help, let me know - and please do tell your friends. (These sessions are for adults only. We'll be running a family-friendly session in Feb so drop me an e-mail if you would like to know more)

Many thanks!
Clare Christopher
Project Co-ordinator
Milford Street Bridge Project
Tel: 01722 413236 Mob: 07941 079920

Have a look at our new website:

HISTROPEDIA a simple timeline approach to History

History Groups: For a fascinating new way to link and display historical information try HISTROPEDIA The vision for Histropedia is that you can arrive and see all of history on an interactive timeline. Google map style controls will let you see an overview of all time or zoom in to see more detail for any period, while smart filters allow you to refine the timeline by topic and location. To get a complete understanding you are strongly recommended to take the tour
Thank you Stephen Hodges of North London

It is best to see the Tour first.

Hillforts Survey - Oxford University

UK Archaeology Groups and Ramblers:
An Atlas of Hillforts in Britain and Ireland is in course of preparation. Hillforts are one of the most prominent types of prehistoric monument across many parts the British Isles and Ireland as well as being the most obvious legacy of the Iron Age period. Despite fieldwork and changing interpretations of these iconic sites they are still poorly understood.

"We welcome contributions to this project from members of the public either as individuals or as part of local field groups. We very much hope this new way of gathering data will help us produce the best overview of hill- and promontory forts in Britain and Ireland that can be achieved in the timescale available to us. We shall of course acknowledge all individuals who contribute to the project".

Wednesday, 17 December 2014

New Group by Sarum U3A iMac & Apple tablets

Sarum U3A

Possible New Group

iMac & Apple tablets :- a person has offered to instruct a group in the use of iMac & Apple tablets. There will be a small charge dependant on the number attending.
If you are interested please contact us.
Mick & Pauline Watts
Sarum Groups Organisers ( 01722 322116 )