Chalk streams and hillforts!

See a recording of the talk here:

Archaeologist Dr Wendy Morrison, kindly agreed to present Beacons of the Past: 8000 years of human activity in a chalk landscape as an online webinar with live Q&A on Wednesday 11th November 2020 at 7pm

With the AGM being postponed, we have taken the opportunity to invite our guest speaker, Dr Wendy Morrison, to present her fascinating subject online.

Ancient hillforts have captivated historians and archaeologists for centuries. Enduring and prominently situated, they have sparked the imaginations of generations through the glimpse they give us into our history. Iron Age hillforts were constructed in the United Kingdom from around 1000 BC until the Romans arrived. Steeped in mythology and folklore, they offer an intriguing insight into how communities might have lived together over two-thousand years ago.

Archaeologist and prehistorian, Dr Wendy Morrison of Beacons of the Past project, will reflect on the location of the precious Chilterns chalk streams and their role in human settlement.

The Bury Water Meadows Group (as in Bury St Edmunds), defenders of the Lark and Linnet chalk streams, who have become experts at hosting online presentations during lockdown have kingly agreed to host the event for us. Libby Ranzetta of the Bury Group will organise a patient practice session if you have never tried sitting in on an online webinar before. (Email johnp [at] and Libby will be in touch.)

Bury Water Meadows Group are kindly hosting the evening
Ver Valley Iron Age enclosure, The Aubrey’s near Redbourn
Ver Valley Society