SHAAS have had a very pleasant inaugural season excavating in Brokes Woods and the society would like to thank Peter Marshall for allowing us to pursue archaeology in his wood. However, SHAAS's archaeological investigation of Brokes Wood will be finishing as of March 2016.
Brokes Wood is a fantastic area of natural beauty and it has a rich archaeological history, nevertheless, any further investigation within Brokes Wood will not be endorsed by the society. We welcome any of our members to join Nigel, Paul and Peter with their independant research within the woods but the society's work on the bloomery furnace has come to a fruitful end with the release of the post-excavation report. Our forthcoming excavations, taking place within 2 miles of where we excavated last summer, is the next step on our journey to explore the archaeology of the Southborough Valley. Using feedback from our volunteers, the team has been working really hard behind the scenes developing a new and improved archaeological programme for this new site.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank Nigel, Peter and Paul for founding the Southborough & High Brooms Amateur Archaeology Society; they have provided our local community with a wonderful way of pursuing archaeology as a hobby.