Canterbury YAC

Next meetings

The next meeting is on Saturday 19 May  2018 between 9 AM - 11AM

Meet Kent Wildlife visitor centre at Reculver Fort, Reculver Lane , Reculver CT6 6SS. Parking in car park £1 per hour .

 Sorry no your lay in but we are dependent on the tides to be able to access the beach at low tide.

 Lara from CITIZAN (Coastal and Intertidal zone archaeology network) will be leading a special session for us on coastal archaeology focusing on the foreshore below and around the Roman fort . You may have seen the programs recently on Channel 5 on Saturday nights regarding the project who have been systematically recording the archaeology around the coast of Britain at risk of erosion by or partially submerged by the sea.

 Wear - we will be going onto the beach so sturdy shoes (your parents do not mind getting wet) or wellington boots and suitable clothing for the weather conditions (coats) and gloves.

 Coffee shop on site for parents.

 Please let me know who will be coming by the 17th.

New members wishing to come must first contact Peter Walker, the branch leader, in advance at



All meetings on a Saturday 10.30-12.30 unless stated.

Janaury 2018

Handling Ancient Greek artefacts

Beeney Centre Canterbury

17 February 

Underground WW2 tunnels and abandoned railway tunnel 


10th March 

 Pottery through the ages - how to identify and handle 

Antoinette Centre , Quex Park, Birchington, Kent CT7 0BH

14 April

Investigate skeleton and bones 

 special session with lecturers form  Canterbury Christchurch University 

19  May

Foreshore archaeology

CITIZAN Project below Reculver 

9 June 

 Chance to help  excuvation Sittingbourne Archaeology Group Bearstead 


date and place to be confirmed  

11 August

Dig with Kent Archaeology Field School


8 or 17 September tbc



13 October


Canterbury cathedral explorer boxes Faversham or Canterbury

10 November 

tbc - maybe at Canterbury Archaeology Trust 

December 8th



Please note: Our programme will be subject to change as potential opportunities are offered  by our friends at Kent Archaeological Society, Canterbury Archeological Trust, Thanet Archaeology Trust, Wessex Archaeology Southern Division, ChristChurch University Archaeology Department, University of Kent, Canterbury Museums, and Canterbury Cathedral.







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