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


Folkestone to 1500 Hundred: A Town Unearthed is the first of two major publications to come out of the ATU project. As anyone who has

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How To Get Involved


After 3 successful years, the ATU project is now winding down. We have enjoyed working with our volunteers and the community of Folkestone immensely, but

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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


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



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


August 11th, 2012 The next two test pits get ticked off… The next two pits were less exciting than the others have been so far

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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