Returning to the Redoubt Fortress on Saturday 12 August with ‘Wobbly Ditches and Splodgy Banks: Tracing our Neolithic Ancestors at Butts Brow’, Culture and Cake returns to turn back time, looking back on our ancient history. The latest talk will explore what was discovered in Heritage Eastbourne’s Butts Brow excavation, carried out on the Downs above Willingdon in July, shedding light on a 6000-year-old mystery.
Continuing the Culture and Cake series at the Redoubt Fortress, Heritage Eastbourne’s Jo Seaman will discuss why this nationally important Neolithic monument was built and what life in Eastbourne 5000 years ago was really like. Visitors will discover the trials and challenges involved in excavating the Prehistoric mystery and how Heritage Eastbourne and their volunteers, went about discovering this mysterious enclosure.
Accompanied by unseen images from the excavation, Jo will showcase some of the artefacts uncovered at the site, featuring a piece of pottery over 5,000 years old with a finger print pressed into the clay and expertly crafted flint tools, as well as more recent objects discarded by Canadian soldiers on the downs during WW2.
Audiences can learn more about Eastbourne’s ancient ancestors, hearing new stories from the recent excavation and ending with the traditional delicious slice of cake alongside a hot drink.
The talk is an incredible opportunity to discover exciting new information, revealed just a few weeks ago. Audiences can learn more about Eastbourne’s nationally important Neolithic monument and the people who built it, exploring why, when and how!
Tickets to ‘Culture and Cake’ on Saturday 12 August 2.30-4pm cost £6 including entry to the Redoubt Fortress, hot drink and a slice of cake from the Outpost Café which offers treats and sandwiches daily.