The Finds Research Group AD 700 - 1700 - Regionalism in Medieval Small Finds, Wessex.

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The Finds Research Group will be holding a Medieval Small Finds Conference at Wiltshire Heritage Museum (formerly known as Devizes Museum) 41 Long Street, Devizes, Wiltshire.

This will be held on Saturday 24th April 2004.

Provisional programme as follows:

10:30 - 11:00 am: Registration accompanied by tea and coffee.

11:00 - 11:40 am:  "Post-Roman Celtic atefacts from Wessex" - Susan Youngs.

11:40 - 12:40 pm: "Early Anglo-Saxon dress styles and other aspects of material culture" - Nick Stoodley (King Alfred's College Winchester.)

12:40 - 1:00 pm : "The earliest Anglo-Saxon coinage in Wessex." - Prof. Michael Metcalfe (former Keeper, Heberden Coin Room, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford.)

1:00 - 2:15 pm: Lunch - advice on arrangements will be given on the day.

2:15 - 2:55 pm: "Winchester and it's School" - Prof. David Hinton (Dept. of Archaeology, University of Southampton.)

2.55 - 3:30 pm: "Medieval floor tiles form Wessex." - Jane Harcourt (English Heritage.)

3:30 - 4:00 pm: Tea

4:00 - 4:40 pm: "Symbols of loyalty in 17th Century Wessex" - Paul Robinson (Wiltshire Heritage Museum.)

The meeting will be held in the Lecture Hall at the Wiltshire Heritage Museum.  Car parking at the Museum is very limited.  Visitors are advised to park in one of the public car parks in the town.
An informal walk through the town with its many fine buildings, led by Dr Lorna Haycock, Librarian of the Wiltshire Archaeological and Natural History Society, is planned for the evening of Saturday 24 April beginning at 7.00pm – weather permitting.  Meet at the front door of the Museum.

Local accommodation can be arranged through the Devizes Tourist Information Office Tel: 01380 729408; 
fax: 01380 730319;  email:;  website:

How to get there:
Devizes has rather limited bus and rail connections.  There is a daily coach service from London, leaving at 18.00 hours.  The nearest train stations are Chippenham and Swindon with sporadic – generally hourly - bus services from those towns to Devizes.


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