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January 2017: Colchester Young Archaeologists’ Club

On Saturday (21st January), the Colchester Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) met for their first session of 2017 here at the Roman circus centre. Colchester YAC organiser Barbara Butler writes: ‘… The Colchester YAC took their time-line back 100,000 years at their first meeting of 2017. They were pleased to have the help of Trust archaeologist […]

Colchester Young Archaeologists’ Club: December 2016

On Saturday (10th December), the Colchester Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) held their December meeting here at the Roman circus centre. Colchester YAC organiser Barbara Butler writes: ‘… We held the final meeting for the Colchester YAC in 2016 on the 10th December. Archaeologist and YAC volunteer Kate Clover led our rendering of the song ‘The […]

Colchester Young Archaeologists’ Club at the Roman circus centre

On Saturday (19th November), the Colchester Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) held their November meeting here at the Colchester Roman circus centre. Colchester YAC organiser Barbara Butler writes: ‘… A lively group of 21 members of Colchester’s YAC went back in time at the Roman circus centre on Saturday. Organised by archaeologist Kate Clover (of Archaeology […]

Colchester Young Archaeologists’ Club: October ’16 meeting

On Saturday 15th October, the Colchester Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) held their October meeting here at the Roman circus centre. Colchester YAC organiser Barbara Butler writes: ‘… There were nineteen YACs at our meeting at the Roman circus centre, including seven new members. We all introduced ourselves and our favourite periods of history. Then we […]

Colchester Young Archaeologists’ Club: on site in September

On Saturday (17th September), the Colchester Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) enjoyed their annual excavation session on site with the Colchester Archaeological Group (CAG). The site is near Fordham and the CAG think that it may be the site of a Roman villa. Colchester YAC organiser Barbara Butler writes: ‘… The Colchester YAC found their way […]

Colchester YAC’s Roman fun day at the Roman circus

On Saturday (16th July), the Colchester Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) presented a successful Roman fun day here at the Colchester Roman circus centre. (They hold most of their monthly meetings here at the circus centre.) Colchester YAC organiser Barbara Butler writes: ‘…¬†On behalf of all of us, a big thank you to everyone in the […]

Saturday 16th July: Roman fun day at the Roman circus centre!

On Saturday 16th July, the Colchester Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) will be presenting a Roman fun day here at the Roman circus centre, on the first day of the UK Festival of Archaeology 2016. Come and enjoy all the fun day activities, which will be available in the building and in the two gardens of […]

Colchester YAC at Colchester Castle Museum in June ’16

On Saturday (18th June), the Colchester Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) held their June meeting at Colchester Castle Museum. Colchester YAC organiser Barbara Butler writes: ‘… The Young Archaeologists met in Colchester Castle Museum on Saturday to present artefacts which they had selected from the museum stores to visitors to the museum. The Young Archaeologists had […]

Colchester Young Archaeologists’ Club: May meeting at the Roman circus centre

On Saturday (21st May), the Colchester Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) were back at the Roman circus centre for their May meeting. Colchester YAC organiser Barbara Butler writes: ‘… The YAC members enjoyed some warm-up games, including thinking up historical figures whose names begin with the letter ‘B’ and a game of ‘Roman whispers’. Then we […]

Colchester Young Archaeologists’ Club at Colchester Castle Museum: April ’16

On Saturday 16th April, the Colchester¬†Young Archaeologists’ Club (YAC) held their monthly meeting at Colchester Castle. Colchester YAC organiser Barbara Butler writes: ‘… The Young Archaeologists were taken on a tour of the castle. We found out how archaeologist Mortimer Wheeler was able to identify the two parallel vaults under the castle as the Roman […]

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