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Acquisitions

Between 2009 and 2011, Archaeology South-East carried out a series of excavations and watching briefs in advance of development at the Lullingstone Country Park, near Eynsford, Kent. The work, commissioned by Kent County Council, revealed a deep sequence of Pleistocene and Holocene slope deposits in the Darent river valley.

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Following the discovery of a hoard of 3600 Roman coins, a large-scale excavation was undertaken to the west of the main Snodland villa, at the interface between outer buildings and agricultural land. A series of field systems and pits, as well as a distinctive concentric building with masonry foundations, timber buildings, and a small cemetery were uncovered. The large assemblages of material culture and ecofacts are presented including significant Neronian building material from an unlocated bath house.

 

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Donated by: Ray Sturgeon

The Society has acquired an important collection of approximately eight hundred and fifty pictures of Eccles, Burham and Aylesford. The collection has been donated by Mr Ray Sturgeon of Eccles. The pictures are of the three locations over the past century and a half and deal with a wealth of subjects of village life from long lost shops and other buildings, school photographs and local persons and characters. The collection is beautifully stored in albums and each picture is annotated with a detailed description of the subject.

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Donated by: Ray Sturgeon