Day School

In 2018 the Association held its first day school “Aspects of Late Iron Age and Roman Dorchester” which proved successful and led to a call for more such events. In 2019 we held another day school, “Prehistoric Dorchester”. This was in collaboration with the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society in memory of Peter Woodward, Archaeologist and former Assistant Curator at the Dorset County Museum. The event was a great success. We are planning another day school to celebrate our fortieth anniversary. It will be held on the 24th September 2022. The subject is Mediaeval Dorset and speakers will be announced in due course. Tickets will be available from May. To register an interest please contact . Meanwhile, a review of the last day school follows. This was published in the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society Summer newsletter.

Maiden Castle, Dorchester
The last remaining section of Dorchester’s Roman Wall on West Walks. This is just part of the rubble core of the wall which originally stood around seven metres high and around three metres wide.
The ramparts of Poundbury hillfort above the Frome floodplain in flood. Before river management, this low-lying wetland would have offered an extra defensive barrier.
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