Trumpington Village Sign unveiled June 2010, designed by Sheila Betts.
Trumpington Local History Group
Archaeology and Art of Clay
Farm: 22 March 2018
Archaeology and Art of Clay Farm at The Clay Farm Centre
7:15 for 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm, Thursday 22 March 2018

The next Trumpington Local History Group meeting will be held at The Clay Farm Centre. This
will be one of a handful of pre-launch events in the Centre, before it opens to the public on 4
April 2018. We are very grateful to the Centre for its support in organising this meeting.

Tom Phillips, Oxford Archaeology East (OAE), will give an update about the archaeology of
Clay Farm and the surrounding area, based on the excavation carried out by OAE on Clay Farm
and Fawcett Primary School. These excavations revealed evidence of the occupation and
farming of the land during the Bronze Age. The research influenced the layout of Hobson Square
and The Clay Farm Centre, including the rill which runs diagonally across the square and the
orientation of the entrance into the Centre, which respect a Bronze Age field boundary. The
artists, Heather and Ivan Morrison, have created the 'Bronze House' sculpture in Hobson Square
and the reception desk and spiral staircase within The Clay Farm Centre, and Andy Robinson,
Future City, will give the second talk about these art works.

The talks will be preceded by an opportunity to look around the Centre, including the new
Trumpington Library. The Local History Group has worked with the Centre to create a history
display about
The Changing Face of Trumpington, which will be launched at this meeting.
There will be a
tour of the Centre from 7:15 then an informal reception from 7:30, prior to the

All welcome, the meeting is free.

There are only a few car-parking spaces at the Centre; first come, first served.  If you are
coming by car, then please approach from Long Road via Lime Avenue (through the Aura

Please contact Howard Slatter with any queries,, 01223 840365.

There is information on the Local History and TRA websites about:

site visit we made to see the Clay Farm excavation (April 2011);
previous talks by
Richard Mortimer and Tom Phillips (March 2012, March 2015);
public art.
Copyright © Trumpington Local History Group, 2018. Updated 20 March 2018.
Poster: Sheila Glasswell and
Andrew Roberts.