Talk and AGM: Wednesday 25 November 2015, 7.30 pm; Tony Cooper Suite, Cottenham Village College.
The lost town of Great Chesterford by Maria Medlycott
Followed by AGM
Doors open 7.15 pm; meeting begins 7.30 pm
The ‘lost’ town of Roman Great Chesterford, now entirely hidden beneath fields, was once the second largest town in Essex. Sited on the Essex/Cambridgeshire border, it and Colchester are the only walled towns in the county. This talk is a summary of a decade’s worth of work in piecing together excavation and survey work to bring this important site to life again. Maria Medlycott works as an archaeologist for Essex County Council and has a specialist interest in the Roman and medieval towns of Essex.
Image used with kind permission of Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology, University of Cambridge.