On August 23, Dr. Nick Humphris gave us a talk about the archaeological digs at Chedworth Roman Villa in Gloucestershire, one of the ten largest sites in the country, covering two acres. It is in a remote location 510 ft. above sea level and facing east in a dead-end valley. It is fed by a spring and was based on an Iron Age settlement. Started in 120 AD, it continued to be expanded until the 3rd Century. The site was discovered by the landowner in 1864 who rebuilt some of the Roman walls and opened a museum. As usual in Victorian times much damage was done to the site. Archaeological digs began in the 1950s and found the finest mosaics in Britain, although many had been damaged by later additions.

Many members had visited the site but those who hadn't were inspired to do so.

We meet at 10am every Thursday at The Boathouse, Evesham Rowing Club. Our speaker on 30th August will be Howard Robinson, whose subject is Eleanor of Aquitaine. 6th September will be a members' morning chaired by Cliff Blackborrow.

Full details can be found on our website www.eveshamprobus.co.uk