Friends' Visits—2006.

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Map of Kent showing the location of Oare Gunpowder Mills and Wickham Court.

Programme.

The 2 Friends' visits in 2006 will be:

The Oare Gunpowder Mills, Bysing Wood Road, Faversham.

This visit will take place on Saturday, 17th June.

One of the finest such sites in Britain and recently restored by Groundwork Medway and Swale Borough Council, with inspiration for the project coming from the Faversham Society. CKA's Industrial Archaeology Officer, Jim Preston, will guide Friends around the site, which includes woodland trails, narrow-gauge canals, streams, the remains of the danger houses, 1926 mill and a Visitor Centre.

Oare Gunpowder Mills meeting details.

Wickham Court, Layhams Road, West Wickham.

This visit will take place on Sunday, 3rd September at 2.30pm.

A rare opportunity to be guided around Wickham Court, West Wickham's old manor house built by Henry Haydon in the late 1480s. An early and fine example of a Tudor brick-built house with very interesting details. Opened by kind permission of Schiller International College and Wickham Court School. Close by is the parish church of West Wickham and the site of the Roman settlement on the Roman London to Lewes road, identified as Noviomagus.

Wickham Court meeting details.

All paid-up Friends are most welcome to join in -- just turn up on the day.

From the Archives.

The Friends have visited a variety of sites in Kent over the years. Here you will find a sample of the visits made in recent years:

2005.
Sandwich
Headcorn
2004.
Faversham: abbey, barns and surrounding area.
Keston: windmill, and Roman mausaleum.
2003.
Amherst Fort.
Kemsing village.

Industrial Archaeology Activities.

Jim Preston, the CKA's Industrial Officer has provided the following information:

South East Regional Industrial Archaeology Conference -- SERIAC 2007.

The South East Regional Industrial Archaeology Conference (SERIAC) is an annual one-day event organised by a group of Societies in the south east of England who have an interest in industrial history and archaeology.

 
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