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Research Conversation: The 1828 New Place Dig

with SBT volunteer, Robert Howe.

Discover what happened in the 1828 archaeological dig at Shakespeare's New Place

Until recently we have assumed that the excavations at New Place began in 1862. But Shakespeare Birthplace Trust Local Historian, Robert Howe, has now discovered clear evidence for an 1828 dig. What was discovered, and how was it important? Robert's research has also identified some previously 'lost' artefacts from the 1862/63 digs (organised by Halliwell Phillipps). In doing so, he has also established the provenance for some of the first items to be donated to the SBT's Museum Collections.

This talk will take place in The Wolfson Hall, The Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street, from 5 - 6pm.

Free admission, no booking required, everyone is welcome. 

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