Welcome

A Town Unearthed: Folkestone Before 1500 is a 3 year community archaeology project that is working with the community to research and record the rich archaeological heritage and early history of Folkestone.

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Latest News

24/07/14

The ATU publication ‘Folkestone to 1500′ has been out for over 6 months now, and has been garnering praise from a variety of places.  Follow

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How To Get Involved

27/03/13

After 3 successful years, the ATU project has now ended. We have enjoyed working with our volunteers and the community of Folkestone immensely. You will

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Upcoming Activities

Event Date: 23/04/13

This talk is organised by Hythe Civic Society. A talk by Keith Parfitt summing up the ATU project. Members of the public are welcome to attend

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Featured Find

22/11/12

Part of a Roman flagon, with handle and neck remaining.  From the original 1924 excavations.

Research

27/03/13

Despite ATU itself winding down, the research group started by the project will continue  to meet monthly at the University Centre Folkestone. A meeting to

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ATU Diaries

24/07/14

Annie Partridge spent a year on a Community Archaeologist Trainee Placement with Canterbury Archaeological Trust in 2012/13 and   worked a great deal on the

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Project partners:
Canterbury Christchurch University Canterbury Archaeological Trust Folkestone Peoples History Centre
Funded by:
Heritage Lottery Fund The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust Folkestone Town Council Shepway District Council