Future Talks at Dilton Memorial Hall

All talks to start at 7.30 pm. Friday 26th November, Sally Hendry has agreed to give her talk on “The Quakers”. Friday 28th January, Ruth Butler will give her talk on “WW1 Women”. Friday 18th February, Rebecca Smith, of the “ World War Graves Commission” has agreed to...

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Wiltshire Women in the First World War

Dilton Marsh Local History Society are looking forward to welcoming Ruth Butler, Heritage Education Officer for "Wiltshire and Swindon History Centre" who will be delivering her talk on "Wiltshire Women and the First World War". We will be introduced to just what the...

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The Dig Goes On

We are now back “Digging Holes” or should we say “Test Pits” in the pursuit of future evidence relating to the historical development of Dilton Marsh.
Our most recent dig took place on Saturday 22nd September in Stormore, Dilton Marsh and will shortly be followed by another in the same area.
Find included clay smoking pipe stems with part bowls, an assortment of post medieval pottery, a musket ball and possibly handmade nails. All in all a fairly standard selection quite similar to other test pits completed earlier this year.
We also had the benefit of a metal detector on site, which brought to light a most interesting range of items; some of which we have illustrated with this report.
Should any one reading this article feel they would like to have a test pit carried out on their premises, then please do get in touch with any of our committee members and we will endeavour to respond as soon as possible.

DM76 S 22.09.18
Context 1 2 3
Burnt Material   7  
CBM 1   1
Clay Pipes 2 14  
Flint      
Glass   3  
FE Metal Objects 4    
Metal Lead Musket Ball      
Pottery Post Medieval 6 17 1