The Wildwood is still giving up its secrets, albeit slowly. Exploration started rather late due to a wet spring but continued well into the autumn with each carefully dug and recorded trench revealing a little more of life from prehistory to the medieval period.
What were the Romans doing in the Wildwood?
May, The long awaited spring warmth has been very slow to materialise but the Wildwood is now populated with a variety of specialist Chiltern woodland plants and flowers, some areas are completely transformed.
This Chilterns Wildwood holds many secrets of our ancient ancestors, watch this space
Within the Wildwood is a small rhomboid shaped bank and ditch, in fact this was the first archaeological feature to be recognised way back in 1982 and reported by two local school boys.
In many of the Chiltern’s ancient woodlands are mysterious dells, often called chalk pits. Many are huge excavations, so what was their purpose?
In my village of Holmer Green we have a number of old track ways that through history, from time to time would have been used for droving animals, particularly sheep.
Wassailing is 1000 year old English tradition. Stuart King outlines the simple chronology and and some details of the wassail bowl.
Little Missenden is a typical ‘Mid Sommer Murders’ village’. Sneek in and take a look at the phantom hedgecutter!