Butser Knapping Weekend 12th & 13th August

Once again, the Society have been invited back by our hosts at Butser Ancient Farm for a weekend of flint knapping and prehistoric tool-making. This year the Society will be running the weekend on the 12th and 13th of August.

There is no formal structure to the event – but this year we are pleased to have with us experienced knapper John Lord to help out.

This is an excellent opportunity for knappers of all abilities, including complete novices, to meet, share ideas and techniques, and learn from each other.

We are pleased to confirm that prices will be held at last year’s rates: £50.00 per person (£40.00 for students/unwaged) and £20.00 for a single day (please indicate via the PayPal form below). Any non-members wanting to participate will be asked to join the Society at the time of booking.

Participants will be required to bring their own goggles/safety glasses, sturdy gloves, robust footwear and knapping kit. They should also have sufficient food and drink to last the weekend, including something to BBQ on Saturday night.

Clothing suitable for a British Summer (i.e. ‘all weathers’) is essential. It is quite exposed if wet or sunny, although there is some shelter provided for the knapping.

Camping is available on site, but bring your own tent and sleeping bag. There may also be space available in the large roundhouse for a truly unique experience!


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