WHO WE ARE
Thorney Hill Community
Archaeologists, filmmakers, artists, oral historians
Romani, who may refer to themselves as Gypsies or Travellers, have been in the New Forest for hundreds of years. Today many descendants of the Thorney Hill Compound still live close to the former site, and will be a leading part of the project.
Elijah Vardo is one of the U.K's leading Romani artists having worked with BBC Three and Travellers Times. Elijah was nominated for a Friends Families and Travellers Award, and has his debut book set for release in 2022.
John Henry Phillips
John Henry is an archaeologist, author and filmmaker, born to a Romani mother. Prior to co-founding R.C.A, he spent a number of years working in commercial archaeology and freelancing as a conflict archaeologist, before searching for a Second World War shipwreck. John Henry subsequently produced a documentary No Roses On A Sailor's Grave and wrote a book, The Search, on the topic.
Stu is a Digital Archaeologist and Partner at L – P : Archaeology. Stuart has managed projects all over the world from large master-planning projects to implementing a new conservation management and monitoring system for a candidate World Heritage site. He is Archaeological Director at Waterloo Uncovered, an award-winning charity working with veterans and archaeology.