22 JulVideo: Pieces of Thanet’s Past

Archaeologist David Crawford-White tells YourThanet reporter Tom Betts about what has been found while the building of the East Kent Access Road gets underway.

Filmed at Westwood Cross, Sun, March 28, 2010.

09 JulOn Show at the County Show

There will be a chance to see some of the finds from the project and ask the experts questions at the Kent County Show at Detling, 16th-18th July 2010.

The display about the excavations forms part of Kent County Council’s exhibition at the Show.

19 MarArchaeology Road Show in Margate and Broadstairs

On the weekend of 27th and 28th March, locals in Margate and Broadstairs will get the chance for a preview of the exciting discoveries archaeologists are making on the route of Kent County Council‘s new East Kent Access Road between Richborough and Manston.

An archaeology ‘Roadshow’ will be held at Margate Library on Saturday 27th March and outside Debenhams at the Westwood Cross Shopping Centre on Sunday 28th.

As well as range of family orientated activities, some of the finds unearthed so far will be on display and there will be a small exhibition. Archaeologist David Crawford-White, who is the archaeology Outreach Officer for the road scheme, will be on hand with the latest news.

On Sunday, Jennifer Jackson the Finds Liaison Officer of Kent County Council will also be there to identify unknown objects that people can bring along. Members of the Trust for Thanet Archaeology and the Powell-Cotton Museum will also be on hand with advice and information.

David Crawford-White, said ‘This is a great opportunity for local people to hear the latest news, to bring along those unknown objects and get them identified, meet local archaeologists and to see how they can get involved in archaeology.’

He added ‘We can also provide free talks to local groups and organisations as well as visits to schools and will be will running a community excavation later in the year.’

The road shows will be open between 09:00 and 16:30 each day.

For further details on the archaeology community programme and how to get involved visit our volunteers section.

Details of venues


Date: Saturday 27th March
Venue: Margate Library, Cecil Street, Margate
Time: 09.00 am-4.30 pm


Date: Sunday 28th March
Venue: Westwood Cross Shopping Centre
Time: 09.00 am-4.30 pm