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October 29 at 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Calling all young history buffs: Explore Archaeology Online, Norman Conquest

Land of the Fanns have teamed up with MOLA to bring history alive via online webinars.

The Land of the Fanns, with the help of MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology), is offering all budding archaeologists and historians a chance to learn from an expert, find out more about the history across the local landscape and get crafty too. Two special FREE webinars on 26 October and 29 October, for children aged 7 – 11years and their families will explore archaeology and the fascinating story of the past beneath our feet.

The first webinar on Monday 26th October at 2pm looks at Roman pottery and shows how to make salt dough pottery. Roman pottery kilns have been found across the Land of the Fanns in Thurrock, Romford and Grays.

The second webinar on Thursday 29th October at 2pm, is all about the Norman Conquest and its impact on the Land of the Fanns area. The medieval barn in Upminster is similar to Norman tithe barns and we will look at how to make a tithe barn money box.


MOLA’s travelling archaeology exhibition has been seen at several Land of the Fanns events in the past. In the current situation, while MOLA and the Land of the Fanns cannot run events, they have worked together to create these innovative webinars which will be a lasting resource for parents and schools to use to bring history alive.


Places should be reserved in advance, up to and including the day of the event, via GoToWebinar.

Workshop 1. Roman pottery and salt dough making

Monday 26th October 2pm – 3pm- to book  – https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7195782845545732620

Workshop 2. Norman Conquest and tithe barn moneyboxes

Thursday 29th October 2-3pm – to book- https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8257919874070430476

After registering, attendees will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar. For help using GoToWebinar, please email, pmcgarrity@mola.org.uk further information is also available online: https://support.goto.com/webinar/how-to-join-attendees. 


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