Bletchley Archaeological and Historical Society
Bletchley Archaeological & Historical Society
NEWSLETTER - AUTUMN 2017

A warm welcome to our new season of lectures 2017/18. We have an exciting new programme compiled for us by Jon (I have emailed a separate copy). The first intriguing one ‘Flushed with Success’ by Kevin Varty being on Thursday 5 October.

During the summer break we took part in the MK 50 History Weekend at Campbell Park. It was held on one of the hottest days of the summer but nevertheless was very well attended. Roly displayed a lot of information on the local Magiovinium finds near the Watling Street at Fenny Stratford. We also produced a family quiz on the Romans. For children, Kevin helped them make togas and tabards from rolls of material and lacy trims and Sue set up mini excavations which attracted potential, young archaeologists. MKHA also designed a magnificent banner for us to display on the day which we were allowed to keep afterwards. You will see it on display at our first meeting.

For Heritage Day this year, Roly set up a wonderful display of local history in the Rectory Cottages and Sue, with information provided by Roly, led a Heritage Walk around Old Bletchley. Both were well attended although the walkers returned a little damp from the showers that accompanied us. Many thanks to all who provided and helped with refreshments on the day. The cakes and tray bakes were delicious.

Earlier in the year some of us managed to visit the Buckingham Museum to see some of the actual coins from the Lenborough Hoard and Mavis, Diana and Justine will be attending the Bucks History Anniversary lectures later in the month.

We continue to receive local event details emailed from MKHA.

Please help promote our BAHS as it is important that we attract new younger members to enable the society to continue to develop and also help preserve the unique Rectory Cottages.

Best wishes Sue Crabbe (Secretary) and the Committee.