‘Really interesting and thought provoking, first time I have seen anything like it.’
Dudley Sawer, project volunteer, talking about the archaeological excavation 2015.
The physical footprint of Shoreham Army Camp has disappeared over the years under the A27, housing and farmland. Inspired by a local’s personal story of discovery in his back garden, however, we undertook two small archaeological investigations that revealed there are traces of the Camp still to find.
Experts Justin Russell from Archaeology South-East and Luke Barber from Sussex Archaeological Society taught students and volunteers how to explore a site with metal detectors and undertake a mini-excavation. Amongst a range of everyday items discovered was a fantastic button from a First World War South African Military uniform.
Justin Russell produced full archaeological reports recording what we discovered:
Slonk Hill Finds report_Sept 2014
Archaeological report, Downside Shoreham_March 2015