Hunt for Romney Port

 

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This project will help to discover the most likely location of the original Romney Port which would have been significantly inland from where the coast line is today.

The project will be delivered through volunteers and the Heritage Officer. Some research will need to be done on where the most likely places are, and then field surveys will be undertaken, with two test pitting weekends, focussing on ground-truthing and LiDAR data, and finds will be catalogued and sent to professionals for analysis.

Community Archaeology Consultant Andrew Mayfield has been recruited to work along side us on the Hunt for Romney Port project.

 

Hunt for Romney Port contributes to Rediscover project theme.

 

We have now organised volunteer training sessions on archiving linked to this project. See the What’s On page for more details.

 

Visit the volunteering page to find out more about getting involved with Fifth Continent projects.

2019
Apr 2019

Project Update

Our April meeting was very well attended and we enjoyed discussing the research we have carried out so far. The next step in our hunt for the Saxon port of Romney is to get out and look at some of the features we have been looking at on the maps. As such we will be walking from New Romney to Old Romney on Saturday 11th May. If you would like more information about this walk please contact Lucie.

Mar 2019

Monthly meeting update

Our monthly meetings have resumed this month and we had a very interesting session looking at the LiDAR data for the area around Old Romney along with some local metal detecting finds.

Feb 2019

Community Archaeology Consultant Recruited

Community Archaeology Consultant Andrew Mayfield has been recruited to work along side us on the Hunt for Romney Port project.

2018
Dec 2018

Monthly project meetings continuing during 2019

The first project meeting in 2019 is planned to take place on Thursday 24 January and then monthly thereafter. See What’s On page for more details.

Nov 2018

Monthly Project meetings commenced

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The first monthly project meeting took place on Thursday 8 November and the next meeting is planned for Thursday 6 December 2018. This is a chance for volunteers to get together to share their research.

Oct 2018

Volunteer training

Training underway, with volunteers learning new skills including geophysical survey techniques, landscape and building surveys and archive research.

Jul 2018

Ongoing volunteering Opportunities

We are currently organising the volunteer training sessions for this project. The first session will be on archives and we will be announcing the dates shortly. If you would like to get involved, there is still time to sign up before the training sessions begin. For more details see the volunteering page

Jun 2018

Ongoing volunteering opportunities

We are looking to involve people of all ages to take part in the project to discover the location of Romney Port. A successful launch day took place on Saturday 9 June, but we a still keen for more people to be involved. For contact details see the volunteering page

Jun 2018

Heritage Officer back from maternity leave

Our Heritage Officer Lucie Bolton is back from maternity leave. If you would like to know more about our heritage projects please contact: Lucie.Bolton@kentwildlife.org.uk

Apr 2018

volunteer training day planned

We are currently planning the volunteer training day for this project. This training day is due to take place in July. If you are interested in volunteering or would like to know more, please contact Lucie Bolton at Lucie.Bolton@kentwildlife.org.uk    

Feb 2018

The project will be starting during 2018

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It is planned to create a number of short films about Romney Marsh during the life of the scheme and this will include recording the progress of the projects. Go to the film footage page to get details of the films we have produced so far.

 

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To find out more including how to get involved contact the project team.