Village set for history weekend

PUBLISHED: 13:00 10 August 2017

Plans to build 155 houses in Banwell have been scrapped.

Plans to build 155 houses in Banwell have been scrapped.


Villagers will travel back in time for Banwell Archaeology Weekend, which starts tomorrow (Friday)

From tomorrow to Sunday, a range of events will showcase some village history.

There will be a presentation from former county archaeologist Vince Russett at Banwell Village Hall, in Westfield Crescent, tomorrow at 7.30pm.

From 10am-4pm on Saturday, the village hall will host an exhibition of village history and Iron and Bronze Age artefacts.

The weekend will conclude with an excursion to Banwell Bone Caves on Sunday at 10am, though availability is limited and booking is required in advance at Saturday’s exhibition.

Village historian Roy Rice said: “The archaeology society was founded in 1958, in the early years it did do some excavations or assisted other societies including the Iron Age site at the woods to the east of the village.

“On display will be early photographs of the society’s excavations plus those that have been done in the last few years because of Bristol Water pipe-laying.”

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