The Ise Archaeolgical Research Society invites you to presentation by Kathy Pilkinton from Albion Archaeolgy. She makes a welcome return on Wednesday 29th March at 7.30pm at St Andrew’s Church Rooms, Crown St, Kettering NN16 8QE.

She will be telling us about Recent Excavations in Bedfordshire by Albion Archaeology thus giving us a wider over view of the archaeology of the area.

Admission for members £4 and £5 for non-members

For more information contact Carol on 01536 420724 or carolannmorton@aol.co.uk




About The Ise Archaeological Research Society

The Society was formed in 1996 when a few people were asked to investigate a site on Whitegates Farm in Rushton. This turned out to be a Roman Bath House. For many years a summer excavation took place which gradually revealed the Bath-house’s secrets. This came to an end in 2007 when the land was placed under Entry Level Stewardship with Natural England.

The site is rich in history but not in “finds”. One “find” was that of an early Romano-British lead font which is on display in the Manor House Museum in Kettering, Northamptonshire. Monthly talks during the winter were started as a way of members keeping in touch outside of the diggingseason.

After the excavation was closed down the number of talks have increased so that now they are monthly from January to June. We have a break for the summer. In September we also have a visit to a place of interest.  In October talks start again.In November we have our AGM plus a talk and a Christmas Buffet and Quiz Night in December . If something else looks interesting an additional visit might be arranged. In 2013, for example, a visit to the Richard 111 exhibition in Leicester was arranged and in 2014 we went to Chester Farm. As and when the opportunity arises there are also field walks and practise excavations. Graveyard Archaeology which is surveying and recording a churchyard  has also taken place regularly.   A twice yearly newsletter is also published.

Membership is £10. Admission for talks is £4 for members and £5 for non-members. It is a friendly group so why not come along.

What’s On in 2016

Feb. at 7.30pm
Newnham – east of Bedford: a Roman bath house and estate centre’Jeremy Oetgen
(Albion Archaeology)
St. Andrew’s Church Rooms,
Crown St.
Kettering NN16 8QE#####Wed.30th
March at 7.30pm
The Villa of Tiberius Claudius Severus – A window on the past.
Roy FriendshipTaylor
St. Andrew’s Church Rooms,
Crown St.
Kettering NN16 8QE#####Wed.27th
April at 7.30pm
Looking for T. Rex
In the Hell Creek badlands of Montana
Andy Chapman
(MOLA) St. Andrew’s Church Rooms,
Crown St.
Kettering NN16 8QE#####Wed.25th
May at 7.30pm
Carry on Trowelling
Paul Blinkhorn
(Archaeologist from Time Team) St. Andrew’s Church Rooms,
Crown St.
Kettering NN16 8QE#####Wed.29th
June at 7.30pmRothwell’s Medeival Secret; Why There Are Bones Beneeath the Church

Dr Jenny Crangle (Rothwell’s Charnel Chapel Project)

St. Andrew’s Church Rooms,
Crown St.
Kettering NN16 8QE


 Wed. 19th October

at 7.30pm


An Archaeologist’s Life Journey so far.  Mike Luke

(Albion Archaeology)

St. Andrew’s Church Rooms,Crown St.

Kettering NN16 8QE

 Wed. 16th November

at 7.30pm


A.G.M./ Stratton, the rise and fall of a Bedfordshire village.  David Ingham

(Albion Archaeology)

St. Andrew’s Church Rooms,Crown St.

Kettering NN16 8QE

Wed. 14th December

at 7.30pm

 Xmas Quiz and Buffet  All Welcome


The Talbot,Meadow Road,



Where is this hall?

St. Andrew’s Church Rooms,  Crown St. Kettering NN16 8QE  is in Crown St, behind St. Andrew’s Church in Kettering. The church is on the crossroads with Sainsbury’s, The Newlands Centre and the Bus Station. There is a small car park as well as parking in front of the church in Lindsay St. Here, there is a one way system making the Lyndsay St. end a no entry but as can be seen on the map you can take the next left and go round the block.