Archaeology group member Pat Smith walked all 177 miles of Offa’s Dyke, from Chepstow to Prestatyn, this summer raising money for Shelter. At this meeting she will give an illustrated account of the walk and share what she has discovered about the history of the 8th-century earthwork.
Who created it – and why? Pat researched its story, from finding out more about Offa to working out the main reasons for it being built, which reached far beyond stopping those wild Celtic tribes from cattle and sheep rustling and into international politics. She also looked into its exact course; did it run continuously and are there sections yet to be discovered?
This should be a fascinating meeting, and it’s open to all who might be interested.