Find all of the CLASP Annual Reports on the Governance page.
Recent excavations at the Anglo-Saxon cemetery at Whitehall Farm, Nether Heyford have revealed more fifth and sixth century burials. CLASP Archaeological Director, Stephen Young, discusses these finds.
CLASP participated in the recent Heritage event, part of the MK@50 events, held in Campbell Park on 17/18 June. As part of our display we were, very generously, lent some plastic reproduction tesserae by the Deanshanger Village History Society. We offered visitors the chance to make their own model mosaics using these. 76 people, mostly children, did so. Each person was given a dual-language certificate recording their participation and signed by Dave.
It was with great sadness that I have to report that our colleague and Trustee, Gren Hatton, passed away peacefully in the early hours of today, 11th July 2017.
Gren maintained his drive and enthusiasm for things historical and archaeological in West Northamptonshire and beyond virtually until the end. His work on the technical Case Studies and developing a ‘house style’ have helped put CLASP very much on the map.
At a recent national conference his work for the Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland Project received specific mention from the platform as being of the standard of a thesis.
Thank you Gren!
Our thoughts are with his wife, Sylvia and wider family.
Chair of Trustees
Just added to the list of Technical reference documents.
The MK50 History event being held as part of the MK50 celebrations, in Campbell Park, Milton Keynes on the 17th and 18th June.
CLASP will be providing a static exhibition that will be themed on
the link through the Watling Street between Romano-British Milton Keynes and Northamptonshire.
CLASP is most appreciative of a substantive donation from Milton Keynes Heritage Association for the reprinting of three of our Case Studies that are relevant to this event.
Details of the event can be seen at:-
The The Atlas of Hillforts of Britain and Ireland Project, that CLASP was deeply involved with by studying the hillforts of Northamptonshire, has won the University of Oxford’s Vice Chancellor’s Award for Public Engagement with Research. CLASP has been formally invited to attend the Awards Ceremony at Oxford. Dave Hayward, Chair of Trustees, will be attending to represent not only CLASP but also our colleague Gren Hatton who led our input but will be unable to attend.
Additionally Dave will also be attending the final Conference of the Atlas Project at Edinburgh University and will ensure that both our overall work and the leadership of Gren are aptly reflected.