Tag Archives: resources

Local study, social history and archaeology in one place.

To paraphrase that Fast Show character “Aren’t churches great?” As sites of the social history of any given parish they are probably second to none. They hold registers of the key changes in most of our lives – births, deaths … Continue reading

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Putting my new-found potting skills to the test!

I took my new found beaker-making skills with me when I last visited FitzHerbert Primary School in Fenny Bentley.  Focussing the children on a particular task – in this case making Bronze Age beakers by making two thumb pots – … Continue reading

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First attempt at making replica Bronze Age beakers…

Well, those of you who tweet, may have caught on to the fact that yesterday I began my first attempt at making replica Bronze Age beakers. I once had an email conversation with Graham Taylor of ‘potted history’ fame (http://www.pottedhistory.co.uk/Prehistoric_Pottery.html) about how … Continue reading

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Being creative – Being resourceful

One of the enjoyable aspects of my work is the preparation I do for workshops and projects in terms of finding and making resources. Lately, this has involved sourcing artefacts from places such as the University of Manchester, the University … Continue reading

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