The Friends' Archive

Get the latest news of the Friends and happenings at the Roman Palace in our newsletters.


Our February 2020 newsletter carries news by Melanie Marsh on happenings at the Palace; Pam Crowe on life in Roman times; Rob Symmons on photographing the Palace collections (with a contribution by the Friends) and a colloqium on Roman and native cattle, all in our latest newsletter.

Our June 2019 newsletter reveals details of the famous Fishbourne Rabbit; a talk given after the Annual General Meeting by Dr Beccy Scott of the British Museum on 'Neanderthals of the Western English Channel'; and a report on the AGM for those who could not be there.

The leading article in our February 2019 newsletter is by the Rev. Prof. Martin Henig on engraved gemstones. There is news of the arrival of Melanie Marsh, new Property Manager at the Palace and a heartfelt tribute to Phil Davies, the recently retired Head of Operations, who died in January; the new hands-on space allowing visitors to try a variety of post-excavation archaeology; and a selection of photographs of the mosaics of Italica, birthplace of Emperor Trajan.



A young visitor from the Midlands with Richard  Bridgland, Kim and John Brinded, some of Fishbourne's military volunteers.