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 the links below to download some of the latest reviews of the book: ANTIC Royal Society of Antiquaries Arch cant July 2014 Folkestone to 1500 ATU volunteer Nick Spurrier has written a review of the project and the book. Folkestone_to_1500_review You can find out more and buy the book via the Canterbury Archaeological Trust website. It

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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 seen it will agree, it’s a beautifully produced volume that gives for the first time a detailed and authoritative account of the early history of Folkestone, from prehistory to the Reformation. It’s 200 pages are full of fascinating images and informative text and contain some surprising revelations about the almost forgotten early history of our town.

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When we started the excavations at the East Cliff we had no idea of the huge number of artefacts we were to uncover, as there had been at least 3 other digs in the area we expected most stuff to have already been removed.  On 1st August 2010 (a Monday as I recall) a bunch of volunteers arrived on site and spent the day cleaning, sanding and repainting the old car park attendants hut at the top of the field. 

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There are two A Town Unearthed publications forthcoming later this year. The first is an illustrated  book which will draw together the latest findings of the project including new and exciting insights into  the history and archaeology of the town. The project is also publishing an ATU booklet which will be fully illustrated and will outline the history of the town from earliest times to the 1500s.

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Folkestone Roman villa archaeological excavation wins Current Archaeology Magazine award “Rescue Dig of the Year” The excavations that took place at the site of the Roman Villa on East Cliff in 2010 and 2011 as part of the community archaeology project A Town Unearthed; Folkestone before 1500, have won the Current Archaeology magazine awards as the 2013 rescue dig of the year. The award is the result of an article written by Keith Parfitt of Canterbury Archaeological Trust. Thank you to all ATU

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Curator's Talk Cancelled due to illness

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