What’s In Your Parish? King Sterndale.
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We’ve had occasional posts here about looking at Archaeology and history where you live. We may well be many weeks into the lockdown with...
- May 20, 2020
Life During Lockdown and After.
Hi, Well we’re in to week 9 of lockdown life here. Of course as soon as the word came, we couldn’t work in schools, or with vulnerable...
- Dec 17, 2018
Britain’s Most Spectacular Henge?
Last week saw the latest episode of BBC 4’s Digging for Britain. If you missed it, then you missed out on seeing what could prove to be...
- Oct 6, 2017
New: Stonehenge Monuments Workshop
As you’ll know, Stonehenge didn’t exist in splendid isolation but was part of an extraordinary complex of monuments ranging in size from...
- May 19, 2017
What’s In Your Parish? Ockbrook.
Welcome to the first of our new occasional blogs “What’s in your parish?” in which we’ll take a look at what archaeology can be, or has...
- May 10, 2017
Staffordshire History Day 2017
Staffordshire History Day 2017 It seems that most weeks there’s a conference, meeting or seminar I’d like to go to. Why? Well they are...
- Apr 11, 2017
Some of Gloucestershire’s Archaeology: Part 2 Hawkesbury
On our journey to Yate last week we made the effort to visit the hamlet of Hawkesbury, which was just a short journey from our B’n’B on...
- Apr 6, 2017
Some of Gloucestershire’s Archaeology: Part 1 Hetty Pegler’s Tump
Catherine and Hetty Pegler’s Tump This week we travelled to Gloucestershire to do a workshop in Yate. We took this opportunity to visit...
- Jan 16, 2017
Derbyshire Archaeology Day 2017!
Large upright stones (orthostats) forming part of a linear feature at Gardom’s edge near Baslow. Yes, it’s that time of year again...
- Dec 2, 2016
Greater Manchester Archaeology Day 2016.
Discussions start on some of the results of excavations by local societies. Last Saturday saw me in Salford, in the Grade II listed Peel...
- Jun 27, 2016
We’re busy Peeling Back The Layers!
Paperwork! One of the teachers getting to grips with it! What a busy week we’ve had as we started work in earnest on Peeling Back The...
- May 27, 2016
While we’re talking Roman . . .
Catherine talking to Eileen Parker, one of the archaeologists on the project. Catherine and I had a little road trip this week when we...
- May 11, 2016
Preparation is key!
As some of you might know, Catherine and I are working closely with a local group who are exploring the history and archaeology of a...
- Apr 12, 2016
Excavating Roman Derby
You know you’re getting close when you see the sign! Last week I was despatched on a mission – to see how Trent & Peak Archaeology had...
- Mar 2, 2016
More Must Farm findings!
Back in December I visited the excavations at a site called Must Farm near Peterborough. It is a fantastically preserved Bronze Age house...
- Feb 17, 2016
Local study, social history and archaeology in one place.
St Peter’s, Titchfield, Hampshire. Churches are just one of our ritual sites. To paraphrase that Fast Show character “Aren’t churches...
- Jan 27, 2016
Stonehenge on the TV: can we ever have enough?
Members of the 2009 Stonehenge Riverside Project photographing the joints on the top of one of the uprights. Once again the nation’s...
- Jan 19, 2016
Derbyshire Archaeology Day 2016
Assembling for the day! A full house anticipated. Saturday 9th January saw the 25th Derbyshire Archaeology Day unfurl its wings at its...
- Jan 5, 2016
Archaeology on Television: Missing that je ne sais quoi?
The arrival of 2016 has brought more archaeology programmes to our television screens with two new series airing this week. The BBC...
- Dec 21, 2015
Must Farm – A Bronze Age house and more!
Last week I have the opportunity of visiting Must Farm, a Bronze Age settlement site, with members of the Prehistoric Society. Right...
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