Archaeology Talk

Excavations at Grove Airfield and Crab Hill

By Martin Allen, of Oxford Archaeology

Wednesday 2nd October 2024

Doors open 7pm. Talk starts at 7.30pm.


Grove Airfield – From Middle Bronze-age farming, and late Iron-age/Romano-British settlement

Crab Hill – Iron Age, Romano-British and Anglo-Saxon settlement and farming activity

Venue: St John’s CoE Academy (primary), Stanley Hall Road, Grove, OX12 0GR

Tickets: Free to attend but must be booked in advance as numbers are limited. Book at the museum reception (in person or by phone/email) or email Hugh Rees

Please note this talk is for adults only.

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A group for individuals, local history group representatives and others from the wider OX12 area to promote, discuss and share local history in the vale.

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