Monthly Archives: October 2018

Gestingthorpe October update

Although we’re approaching the winter months and a pause in work on our Romano British site several SVCA members gathered last Saturday, 13th October, to enjoy work on a warm and sunny day. Here’s a few photos from then and the digging days in August to keep you up to date.

Working on our flint covered ditch in August’
Continuing the work in September
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Excavating another deposit of pottery, bone and burnt material on 13th October
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We’re wondering what this area of dark soil is

David Gevaux publishes stories about World War I in Long Melford.

SVCA Treasurer David Gevaux has recently published ‘ Long Melford and the Great War—the stories of a thousand lives’ with an introduction by Ashley Cooper.


David presented Ashely with a copy at the Gestingthorpe dig on Saturday 13th October. Ashley said, ‘It really is an incredible achievement; it is over 400 pages in length, is  superbly printed,  has a hard back cover, contains photographs and an extraordinary amount of information about all those who served from Long Melford—together with an insight of the village in World War One.’

Well done David from all of us in SVCA!