2020 – Forthcoming Events

18th March.  7.00 for 7.30 in the Upper Deverills Village Hall. Talk by Wessex Archaeology on geophysical surveying and photogrammetry in SW Wiltshire. POSTPONED DUE TO VIRUS

15 March. DAG takes ownership of our Frobisher TAR-3 Resistivity Meter. There will be a Frobisher-led training day for DAG members on the use of the kit. Training will start at 1000 and will be in the Village Hall and on the cricket pitch area. POSTPONED DUE TO VIRUS


15 May.  Talk by Andrew Murrison MP in the Upper Deverills Village Hall. Talk will start at 7.30pm. Although the talk will be loosely based on his career as an MP it is expected that the Q&A session after the talk will feature strongly!  This will be a ticketed event to raise funds for DAG; details to follow on price of tickets and method of payment. POSTPONED DUE TO VIRUS

Spring – Summer. Resistivity surveying in the valley. POSTPONED DUE TO VIRUS
May/June. Archaeology Roadshow in the UDVH to which all locals are invited to share their finds and have them assessed by a team of professional archaeologists. POSTPONED DUE TO VIRUS
5 October – General Meeting.  7.00pm in the UDVH. Due to Covid restrictions, numbers are limited to 25. Those wishing to attend are requested to email their intention to Principal agenda item will be to resolve the issue of  the DAG committee and its membership.   Any DAG members wishing to put themselves forward as either chair, treasurer, secretary or committee member are requested to inform David Croot (

Previous events

25th August – 2nd September 2018 – Brixton excavation.

16th January 2019 –  Talk by Professor Simon Esmonde Cleary (Emeritus Professor of Roman Archaeology at the University of Birmingham): ‘Southern Britain in the Roman and post-Roman periods’. Upper Deverills Village Hall 7pm

28th January-1st February 2019 – Geophysical Survey in Kingston Deverill.

5th February 2019 – Talk by Dr David Roberts. Upper Deverills Village Hall (UDVH).

6th March 2019 – Talk by Dr Mike Allen. UDVH.

25th-31st March 2019 – Geophysical Survey in Kingston Deverill.

6th-11th June 2019 (inclusive) – Excavations in Kingston Deverill.

1st July 2019 – Finds labelling session followed by the AGM at UDVH.

10th August 2019 – DAG stall at Longbridge Deverill Flower Show.

14th August 2019 – Tutorial by Dr Claire Rainsford on faunal remains.

16th August 2019 – Interpretation and significance of DAP finds over the last 18 months. Dr. David Roberts. UDVH.

26th – 30th August 2019 – Preparation and analysis of samples from August 2018 excavation.  Mike Allen’s environmental archaeology lab, Codford.

17th October 2019 – DAG Committee meeting at UDVH.

11th November 2019 – Talk to Crockerton and Deverill Valley WI.

20th February7.00 for 7.30 in the Upper Deverills Village Hall. Talk by David Sabin about his work on Roman sites in Wiltshire plus a Q&A session on magnetometers.