I have arranged for Simon Elliott to attend our monthly meeting on 16th June and I have obtained from him the following statement on the subject of his talk:-
Simon Elliott, historian and archaeologist, will be talking about his recently published research on the Classis Britannica, the Roman navy in Britain (and in effect Britain’s first ever navy). This regional fleet patrolled the waters around the British Isles from the mid 1st century AD to the mid 3rd century AD, before disappearing from history. While active it participated in all of the major campaigns in the province, including two attempts to conquer Scotland, and also defended the continental coast up the Rhine Estuary. It was also very important in Kent as not only did it have forts and fortified harbours at Dover and likely Lympne (at least), but also ran the big regional extractive industries for the State. Simon Elliott will tell its full story in his presentation.
Please can we have a good attendance from Club Members. Feel free to bring along your family members and friends.
Winter feed collection, huge field and a beautiful countryside view – thanks Rob for the picture.
This morning we were called in by a local farmer to recover a couple of his hay baler tines (the red steel rods in the picture) which had been inadvertantly covered by his straw pile!
Geoff did the job in a couple of minutes and before Lesley had even switched on her detector!
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I received this email via the website and thought it might be of interest.
From: Malcolm Harris <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Waterproof footwear
With your permission, I would like to send you details of our own brand, Harris Dryboot – a waterproof, washable lace up boot, which has proved to be very popular with metal detecting and archaeological clubs. We do not believe in cold calling but we would like to bring the boot to your attention. If you could provide your email address, I will send (one-off contact) a small ‘flyer’. Full details of the Dryboot can be seen on our website at: www.thedrybootcompany.com
With kind regards,
Malcolm Harris, The Dryboot Company