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The next Trumpington Local History Group meeting will be held at The Clay Farm Centre. This will be one of a handful of pre-launch events in the Centre, before it opens to the public on 4 April 2018. We are very grateful to the Centre for its support in organising this meeting.
Tom Phillips, Oxford Archaeology East (OAE), will give an update about the archaeology of Clay Farm and the surrounding area, based on the excavation carried out by OAE on Clay Farm and Fawcett Primary School. These excavations revealed evidence of the occupation and farming of the land during the Bronze Age. The research influenced the layout of Hobson Square and The Clay Farm Centre, including the rill which runs diagonally across the square and the orientation of the entrance into the Centre, which respect a Bronze Age field boundary. The artists, Heather and Ivan Morrison, have created the ‘Bronze House’ sculpture in Hobson Square and the reception desk and spiral staircase within The Clay Farm Centre, and Andy Robinson, Future City, will give the second talk about these art works.
The talks will be preceded by an opportunity to look around the Centre, including the new Trumpington Library. The Local History Group has worked with the Centre to create a history display about The Changing Face of Trumpington, which will be launched at this meeting. There will be an informal reception prior to the talks.
All are welcome; the meeting is free.
There will be an update a few days before the meeting with information about access to the Centre. See also www.trumpingtonlocalhistorygroup.org/meetings_0318
Please contact Howard Slatter with any queries: firstname.lastname@example.org, 01223 840365.