Town hosts history conference

Winchelsea Church 9/1/12 ENGSNL00120120901113330
Winchelsea Church 9/1/12 ENGSNL00120120901113330

Medieval Ports Ships and Sailors is the theme of a one-day conference held by the Winchelsea Archaeological Society (WAS) on Sunday April 26, from 10am to 3.45pm in the New Hall.

The conference will discuss what is currently known about medieval ports and maritime activity. This will then be used as a context for a review of the preliminary results of the first ever geophysical and geotechnical survey of the port area of medieval Winchelsea which is being conducted by the University of Southampton and WAS.

The conference will include a short tour of Winchelsea; also a visit to the cellars under Blackfriars Barn to view the medieval ship drawings on the wall. If you would like to book your place the cost is £20 or £15 for WAS members or £10 for students. Call 01797 224446 or email: was@winchelsea.net.