The society also takes an active role in exploring the local heritage. The projects we carry out are driven by the interests of our members and have covered a diverse selection of topics. Sometimes we go out and survey existing sites or buildings while at others we will dig test pits in focused areas of interest.
Although we are amateurs we take the archaeology very seriously and make sure that areas explored are recorded to inform and guide future archaeologists. For larger projects we enjoy working with other groups and have had successful collaboration with Cambridge and East Anglia Universities and also with the local history, archaeology and metal detector clubs. We feed back a copy of our results to the county archive at Gressinhall to ensure that it is safely archived and also maintain a number of website to better inform the local communities of our work.
At these practical events we welcome participation from the local community and work with them to explore the site. We also understand that not everyone has (yet) the skills to carry out this work and so, where necessary, we will arrange for a quick tutorial before the event and have people on-site to work with and mentor the other workers. The society has a set of basic equipment available to carry out the digging and recording of sites
Artefacts found are cleaned, recorded and where necessary sent to a specialist for further examination. Bulk finds are counted, weighted and again recorded so that the 'scatter' of such items over the site can be analysed.
All investigation is carried out in a systematic and responsible manner and information found is carefully recorded. We work closely with the Heritage Archaeologists at Gressinhall and documents, photos and arefacts are lodged with them to form a perminant record of the society's work.
Tour of Historic Hardwick Cemetery (Sunday 11th June 2017)
Dr Paul Richards will be conducting a tour called 'Mariners, Merchants and Industrialists' at Hardwick Cemetery starting at the gates at 2pm (Charge £4).
St Martha's Test Pits (Sunday 25th June 2017: 11am)
Archaeology demonstration at St Martha's Roman Catholic Primary School Summer Fete. The location is off Roseberry Avenue, Field Lane, Gaywood.
Binham History Group(Friday 23rd June to Sunday 25 June 2017: 9am start)
Investigation of an area identified by GeoPhysics and fieldwalking. Test pitsbeing dug over three days, all welcome.
Historic Pubs of Lynn (Friday 23rd June 2017)
Dr Paul Richards will be conducting a tour called 'Historic Pubs in Lynn' starting at True's Yard 6pm (Charge £5).
Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to Know? (28th July 2017)
A public illustrated lecture to be held at St. Margaret's Minister, 4:30pm, by Dr. Laura Kalas Williams, Research Associate and Tutor, Department of English, the University Exeter.
Margery Kempe's boisterous mysticism and medicine: uncovered!. Tickets available from True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum £5
Society Conference (25th November 2017)
Will be held at Marriott's Warehouse Trust, South Quay, King's Lynn, 10:00-17:00, Saturday 25th November. The subject is 'Women in the Archaeology and History of West Norfolk: Female Voices Across Time'. Places are free but limited and may be booked from True's Yard Fisherfolk Museum