1000 years of history

1000 years of history

Katie Phillips, NAT’s Volunteer Co-ordinator, reports on a unique event at St Benet’s Abbey: On Sunday 9th June The Friends of St Benet’s Abbey held two of five performances of their HLF funded community play – A Time to Gather Stones – in honour of the...
Re-discovering St Benet’s

Re-discovering St Benet’s

Last month the Friends of St Benet’s Abbey continued their celebration of the 1000th anniversary of the founding of the Abbey with a ‘Discovery day’: we welcomed an audience of around 100 to a series of talks, and a trip to the site with leading experts, to find out...
On connecting through time and place

On connecting through time and place

Looking back over the previous year, as one inevitably does in early January, the stand out event for me was definitely the village pageant at Burnham Norton Friary in late September, when the audience was immersed in the stories of the Friary.  It was a real pleasure...
I’ve seen that jar somewhere before…

I’ve seen that jar somewhere before…

Some of the most unexpected connections in archaeology come from a good pair of eyes and a good memory – and sharing knowledge. This was proven by the Burgh Castle Almanac group recently when they visited Norwich Castle Museum art collections. The visit was organised...
On branding: what kind of animal..?

On branding: what kind of animal..?

If you had to descibe the Trust as an animal, what would it be? Those of you who attended the AGM last month will know that this is one of the unexpected but illuminating questions our consultants have been asking us in our discussions on branding, as part of our...