Basil Brown: Beyond Sutton Hoo – “The Brown School of Archaeology”

In this fourth and final article in a series by guest writer, Sarah Doig, we learn about Basil’s passion for enthusing others, especially the younger generation, who wanted to help with the excavations and learn about archaeology. In each blog, Sarah draws on Basil Brown’s notebooks and other papers, the majority of which are heldContinue reading “Basil Brown: Beyond Sutton Hoo – “The Brown School of Archaeology””

Basil Brown: Beyond Sutton Hoo – Local History on his Doorstep

In this third article in a series of four by guest writer, Sarah Doig, she investigates Basil Brown’s passion for local history, as well as taking a closer look at some of Basil’s digs on his doorstep. In each blog, Sarah draws on Basil Brown’s notebooks and other papers, the majority of which are heldContinue reading “Basil Brown: Beyond Sutton Hoo – Local History on his Doorstep”

Basil Brown: Beyond Sutton Hoo – A Wartime Role

In this second article in a series of four by guest writer, Sarah Doig, we look at what Basil Brown did on the eve of the Second World War, immediately after the discovery of the Sutton Hoo treasure. In each blog, Sarah draws on Basil Brown’s notebooks and other papers, the majority of which areContinue reading “Basil Brown: Beyond Sutton Hoo – A Wartime Role”

Basil Brown: Beyond Sutton Hoo – An Archaeologist Emerges

In this first article in a series of four by guest writer, Sarah Doig, we learn about Basil Brown’s early life, his interests and motivations. We also look at Basil’s first major archaeological dig, in Calke Wood. In each blog, Sarah draws on Basil Brown’s notebooks and other papers, the majority of which are heldContinue reading “Basil Brown: Beyond Sutton Hoo – An Archaeologist Emerges”