Archaeology within the London M25, 8/9 September.
This is your chance to see live archaeology within the London M25. Scadbury Manor was the birth place of Elizabethan spy master Sir Francis Walsingham, and also the place where the warrant was raised for Christopher Marlow's arrest in 1593.
I supplied most of the plants for the Elizabethan kitchen garden.
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From: Michael Meekums <m.meekums@...>
Here are details of the Scadbury open weekend:
"The Orpington and District Archaeological Society (ODAS) are holding their annual Open Weekend at Scadbury Manor on Saturday 8h and Sunday 9th September, 2.00pm - 4.30 (last entry). Admission free.
Visitors to the Open Weekend can follow a self-guided trail around the moated manor site, see ODAS' excavations, and explore the foundations of the Tudor kitchens and Great Hall to see how they would have been used when the house was owned by the Walsingham family. It's also possible to see the World War II defences, and a restored shepherd's or gamekeeper's hut which belonged to the estate in the 19th century.
There are refreshments, bookstall and exhibition about the history of Scadbury (and WC).
Access is from the public footpath around the estate. The entrance to the site is where the footpath passes the moated site. The nearest access from the road is along the footpath at 14 St Paul's Wood Hill; turn left along the circular footpath, 5 mins walk. From Old Perry Street car park, the entrance is around 30 mins walk along the footpath. There is some limited parking at the site for elderly/disabled visitors: apply with SAE to ODAS, 28 Church Avenue, Sidcup, DA14 6BU.
For more information about ODAS and Scadbury see www.odas.org.uk"