The Museum Collection of Artefacts from the Old Drainage Channels of SalisburySunday 11 September 2022
Adrian Green, Director of Salisbury Museum, has kindly agreed to host a unique opportunity to learn about and handle the many and varied artefacts – including a walrus ivory chess piece – rescued from the drainage channels of Salisbury. The original medieval channels provided a unique system of water supply and drainage for both domestic and industrial use, although by the early 19th century they were little more than open sewers causing several severe outbreaks of cholera in the mid 1800’s. The old drainage channels, prior to filling in, were gradually drained exposing a wealth of artefacts now housed at the Museum.
Venue: Salisbury Museum, The Kings House, 65 The Close, Salisbury SP1 2EN