Upware Walk

The next walk is on Saturday 18th March and will be led by Graham White. It is a circular 5 mile walk beginning from the pub car park,

‘The Five Miles from Anywhere’, Upware.

We will leave Rampton green at 9.00am and begin our walk from Upware at 9.45 promptly. We will return to the pub and non walkers are welcome to join us there. They do not require us to pre order.

Please let Graham know if you plan to walk, lunch or both. He will need to let the pub know the size of our party so please contact him before Sunday 12th. 01954 231007 or grwhitecambs@nullaol.com

‘Excavations at Northstowe’ by Alison Dickens

Thursday 16 March

Rampton Village Hall

Doors open 7.15 pm; meeting begins at 7.30 pm

In this talk Alison Dickens will talk about the excavations prior to the development of Northstowe – what was found during Phase 1 and the early stages of Phase 2 and looking forward to further work. Phase 1 is on the site of the old golf course near Longstanton and the archaeology there was completed in late 2015. Evidence was found for occupation in the Iron Age, Roman, Anglo-Saxon and Medieval periods. The Romano-British hamlet found in Phase 1 seems to have been a ‘standard’ Roman rural settlement, as actually a second Roman settlement has already been identified in Phase 2, just half a kilometre away to the south and potentially around the same size as Roman Cambridge. FEAG members spent two weeks digging on part of the Romano-British settlement in 2015. As part of the second phase of excavations, there will be community work, open days, and work with primary schools.

Alison Dickens is a manager at the Cambridge Archaeological Unit and head of Access Cambridge Archaeology. She lives in Rampton.

For more information on the site, see: https://accesscambridgearchaeology.wordpress.com/2017/01/26/northstowe-phase-two/

Thanks to volunteers for cleaning the Rec & Pruning

Thank you to all those who braved the cold and damp weather on 11th February to help with pruning and weeding the fruit trees in the community orchard.

The trees are all growing well and the stakes and chicken wire have now been removed.

The infant play equipment was also pressure washed (thanks to Bingo for the pressure washer loan) as the matting had become quite slippery.

The bench in the infant play area has also been replaced.