Friday, 24 April 2015

Sci-Tech Talk for 27th April

Sadly we can get no response from the mobile phone people.
It is a shame when we are let down and by a communications company too.
So we will find an alternative talk and perhaps have a discussion between us.

Tuesday, 14 April 2015

Police Appeal For Information In Relation To Fraud Allegation In Salisbury

Police investigating an allegation of fraud are appealing to members of the public in Salisbury to contact them if they believe they have been affected.

Charity collection boxes alleged to be collecting for the Disabled Welfare Association, which is not a registered charity, have been distributed in the Salisbury area. 
Police would like to hear from anybody who has received a charitable donation from the Disabled Welfare Association, either in the form of a cash donation, a mobility scooter or other disabled equipment.

Call Local Crime Investigator Anne King on 101, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where information can be left anonymously if preferred.

Thursday, 9 April 2015

Salisbury Museum Lectures

The Life and Death of the Flint Axe: A Lecture by James Dilley

Wednesday 15 April, 7.30pm
James is a craftsman and re-enactor who specialises in ancient technologies. He will talk about the Flint axe both as a functioning tool and social marker and the research he has carried out testing different British axe materials. Tickets are £4 for Members and £5 for Non-Members.

Stonehenge and the Romantic Imagination: A talk by Professor Sam Smiles

Thursday 23 April, 6.30pm Private View of Turner’s ‘Stonehenge’ in the Wessex Gallery, 7pm talk

Sam Smiles will talk about how ‘Stonehenge’ has inspired artists, including Turner, and the special challenges it presents for landscape painters. Sam has recently curated the ‘Late Turner’ exhibition at the Tate and has published widely on Turner and his work. Tickets are £6 for Members and £8 for Non-Members.

Finally, we will be holding a Living History Day at the Museum on 2 May, 10am – 4pm as the culmination of our Living History Fortnight for schools. The Ancient Wessex Network will doing some amazing things on the back lawn, including bronze casting, ancient pottery making, flint knapping displays and much more. It should be a great family day out. (Normal admission charges apply.)

Saturday, 4 April 2015

Law, Death and Peacemaking

Each year since 1991 the Andover History & Archaeology Society has invited an eminent archaeologist or historian to give its annual Dacre Lecture. This year our speaker is Dr Ryan Lavelle of Winchester University and his subject is

Law, Death and Peacemaking in the Tenth Century: Vikings, West Saxons, and the Treaty of Andover

at Weyhill Fairground Friday 24th April 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM

This peace treaty was made in 994 between King Aethelred “the Unready” and Vikings commanded by Olaf Tryggvason of Norway. Dr Lavelle will be looking at the role of one of the West Saxon ealdormen in the making of the peace agreement, considering how the ealdorman’s experience and his sense of identity in the face of Viking invasions may have affected the making of peace, and proposing some new perspectives on the peace treaty in the light of recent archaeological evidence.

Our Society is a registered charity and this annual public non-profit making event contributes to fulfilling our educational objectives.

Tickets for the lecture cost £3 for members, £6 for others interested, and can be obtained ONLY at Society Meetings or at the door (cash only, please).