Look East! Medieval Pottery from the Eastern Counties

There will be a meeting of the South East Midlands Pottery Research Group SEMPER (incorporating the East Anglian Pottery Group) on Saturday, 23 June 2007, to be held at the new offices of CAM ARC (formerly Cambridgeshire County Council Archaeological Field Unit).

The theme of the day will be medieval pottery from the eastern counties, in particular distributions, both within and without the area. This will be a good opportunity to hear what’s been going on in East Anglia – it is over ten years since we last had East Anglian pottery as a theme. We will also have a chance to view the pottery from the Cambridgeshire pottery project.

Please let me know if you are coming, either email a.slowikowski@albion-arch.com or anna.slowikowski@bedscc.gov.uk
by phone (01234–294005 or mob. 07870–980834) or write to Anna Slowikowski, Albion Archaeology, St Mary’s Church, St Mary’s St., Bedford MK42 0AS. Or just come along on the day! There will be a charge of £2 to cover tea/coffee and biscuits. Please bring along any interesting (or not so interesting!) bits of pottery for viewing – it doesn’t have to be from East Anglia!


10.30 – 11.00 Coffee
11.00 – 11.10 Paul Spoerry – Introduction
11.10 – 11.30 Jane Timby – ‘A Slice of Rural Essex. Archaeological discoveries from the A120 between Stansted Airport and Braintree’
11.30 – 11.50 Helen Walker – Essex
11.50 – 12.10 Sue Anderson – Recent work in Norfolk & Suffolk
12.10 – 12.30 Alan Vince – Petrological studies in the eastern counties
12.30 – 2.00 LUNCH (arrangements have been made for lifts to a near-by pub)
2.00 – 2.15 Hilary Healey – bricks, tiles and other curiosities
2.15 – 3.15 Paul Spoerry – the Cambridgeshire Pottery Project and Cambridgeshire pottery viewing
3.15 – 4.00 Other pottery viewing (pottery from recent excavations including, among others: Bedford, Bletchley, Stowmarket etc)
4.00 – 4.30 Tea and close