Monthly Open Meeting
1:00 PM13:00

Monthly Open Meeting

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Our last open meeting for the year!

Come along with any interesting artefacts you may have, or just pop in to have a chat!

Who knows? there might even be a few mince pies!!

Merry Christmas

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11:00 AM11:00

MOLAS CITiZAN Presentation

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Oliver Hutchinson | CITiZAN Archaeologist for Outreach will be giving a presentation.

Significant archaeological sites along our sinuous coast and on the foreshores of our tidal estuaries are continually eroded by winds, waves and tidal scour. CITiZAN (Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network) is the first systematic national response to this threat. The project focuses on nationally important, exposed archaeological sites: the remains of prehistoric forests, Roman buildings, ancient salt-working sites, lost medieval ports, fishing settlements, coastal defences from both World Wars and countless abandoned boats, barges and ships. 
The CITiZAN project delivers community-based training to create an infrastructure and network of volunteers with the skills and systems to be able to record, monitor and celebrate the highly significant, but fragile and threatened archaeological sites. - See more at:

CITiZAN (Coastal and Intertidal Zone Archaeological Network) |
CITiZAN is hosted by MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology) with partners the Council for British Archaeology and National Archaeology Society. The project is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, The Crown Estate and National Trust with additional support from Historic England.

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to Aug 31

Six Bells Public House Garden Test Pit

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The aim of the dig is to attempt to date the site of the pub itself. We do know for hundreds of years a public house has been situated here and it is directly in the historic center of Cliffe. Emphasis on this dig will be given on recording the trench/test pit and processing the finds correctly. As always our events are open to all members of the community and we would encourage anyone to come along and ask questions or even take part. The Six Bells is a great place to relax and maybe grab a bite to eat and a beer or two (this has nothing to do with why we chose this dig). On the same day we will be holding a general members meeting and we will also be meeting with the team from the Thames Discovery CITiZAN project in the pub.

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to Jul 19

Cliffe Village Historic Fair. Excavation of the ARP Shelter, Displays and Presentation

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Interested in archeology or the history of our beautiful village? Always wanted to see how it's done and what's involved or what we do? Cliffe at Hoo Historic Society will be conducting a small excavation on the ARP shelter located on the Buttway next to St Helen's Church. This is a community project arranged, funded and undertaken by local people. The dig presents a perfect opportunity for experience and training for people of all ages and walks of life. It will also be a great chance to become part of a worthwhile long term community project. The dig itself will take place from Thur 16th July to Sunday the 19th (see attached poster). The excavation has been timed to tie in with the Cliffe village summer historic fete on Saturday the 18th July. Activities will be available on the day of the fete so why not join us in unearthing our history. 

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11:00 AM11:00

Cliffe at Hoo Historic society meet with the CITiZAN team

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On Thursday 11th June 2015 members of Cliffe at Hoo Historic society meet with the CITiZAN team, to explore the Hans Egede and other sites of interest on our historic foreshore. The CITiZAN project is one of the largest community archaeology recording projects in the U.K established to work with community projects across the country in an effort to survey and record the thousands of heritage site along our coastlines and estuaries. This will be an ongoing project and is a great training opportunity, so if you're interested feel free to make contact with us and help us do our bit for this really worthwhile project.

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to Apr 17

Reed Street Excavation

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CAHHS were invited to undertake a trial test pit in a rear garden located in the rear garden of a dwelling house located in the village of Cliffe at Hoo in Kent.

The house is situated in Reed Street which currently contains houses dating from Early 18 th century through to modern construction plus one later 16 th century cottage in the adjacent Wharf Lane. Following results of a possible feature discovered by CAHHS during a test pit the society dug in 2014. This year we are looking to extend the test pit into a wider excavation. All members of the community are invited to join us.

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to Feb 1

Geophysics of Buttway and St Helens Church

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Saturday January 31st, we are going to conduct a geophysical survey of the Buttway and, on Sunday, our beautiful church of St Helens.
The survey will be undertaken by ourselves and WKAS (West Kent Archaeological Society) This will give local people the opportunity to come along and see what we are up to and have a chance of getting involved.

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