November – Living with Monuments – Excavations at Flixton

On November 19th we’re pleased to welcome as our speaker Simon Picard of Cotswold Archaeology Suffolk. Simon has worked extensively as a project officer on the site at Flixton and will be coming to talk to us about the latest discoveries there and the history of the site.

Finds at Flixton date from the time of the Neanderthals right through to to the early twentieth century and the use of the perk during the Great War as a training ground and a base for home defence forces, touched on on our Hidden Commemoration website

Finds from the intervening years include a Neolithic long barrow, an early Bronze Age ring ditch (photo at top of page), a stacked burial from the 1st century CE, a Roman pottery kiln, and Anglo-Saxon cemetery and medieval metalwork. Volume ll of the story of Flixton Park Quarry was published earlier this year.

We’ll be meeting at Needham Village Hall, High Road, Needham, IP20 9LB at 2.00pm on November 19th, admission £3.00. All welcome and there’s no need to book. The usual refreshments will be available.

Early Neolithic long barrow

Photos © Cotswold Archaeology.

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