Binham Local History Group Update

A report from Binham Local History Group (BLHG) on their recent fieldwalking in the north Norfolk village:

Dr Richard Hoggett led a very successful training day as part of our ‘Roman Binham Project’. Over 50 volunteer field walkers met in the Village Hall on a rather wet Saturday morning – many already very experienced and some were complete novices. We were unable to use the Hall Close Field as originally planned as due to the recent weather William Wales had been unable to plough that area. However, Eric Hotblack kindly offered us the use of one of his fields in Field Dalling and was good enough to lay out the grid for us. Richard gave an introductory illustrated talk in the hall and we then drove over to Field Dalling to have the grid system explained (with thanks to Pythagoras) and the walking began. There were some interesting finds – from early worked flints to medieval pot; we will know more when we received the official report from Gressenhall. Lunch was accompanied by mulled wine back in the hall. Eric then gave us an illustrated talk on his experiences field walking and we had an opportunity to look at all the finds before they were taken to Gressenhall for more careful scrutiny. The first field walking on Hall Close Field will be arranged towards the end of January.

For details about the 2012-2013 BLHG monthly meetings and membership, please see their website here. You can register interest in the group with Carolyn Wright on 01328 830270 or

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