SCHF Meeting Rearranged Date — Please Note !!!

Message from SCHF:

Hi all,

The new date for the postponed SCHF meeting has now been confirmed and it will be held at Abbeydale Industrial Hamlet on the 23rd February 10am-4pm.

Do let me know if you previously ordered food and are now unable to come, otherwise your orders will remain.

Please pass on this information to anyone who may be interested We hope to keep as many of the original speakers as possible.

Click here for revised programme:

Sheffield Community Heritage Forum


Celebrating Community Archaeology in the South Pennines

‘Celebrating Community Archaeology in the South Pennines’ is an event being run jointly by the Watershed Landscape Project, Pennine Prospects and the Division of Archaeological and Environmental Sciences, University of Bradford, to be held at the University of Bradford.

Conference: Saturday 16th March, 10:00-16:30 (booking essential, fee £15 – includes lunch)

The conference will include papers on upland archaeology (including Mesolithic archaeology), community archaeology projects (in particular the fantastic work of the Carved Stone Investigation: Rombalds Moor team), aspects of communicating heritage to a wider audience, and accessing funding. The keynote speaker is Dr Carenza Lewis, Director, Access Cambridge Archaeology.

Family Fun Day: Sunday 17th March, 11:00-15:00 (free event, booking advised for workshops) A mixture of ‘drop in’ activities and taster sessions for all the family, as well as an assortment of workshops  which will introduce some of the archaeological recording methods and techniques used on the project, as well methods of communicating local history

For further information, provisional programme, and a booking form, see:

Any enquiries, please email:

The events are independent and you may attend either or both events.

CBA Winter Meeting – The role of local societies in archaeology in the 21st century – Sat 2 March to Sun 3 March

A weekend conference, based in York, for local archaeological and historical societies and community groups, and interested individuals, coordinated by the Council for British Archaeology to be held at St William’s College in York.

The discussion-based programme gives societies the chance to explore common issues and share good practice about their future role, from digitising publications, to working with local partners and attracting wider audiences.

The programme starts on Saturday afternoon, with a tour and networking dinner in the evening, followed by a full day of sessions with buffet lunch and refreshments on the Sunday.

The formal proceedings of the Council for British Archaeology’s Winter General Meeting, which is free to CBA members, will take place at 12 noon on Sunday 3 March at St William’s College.

Book your place

Tickets for the weekend are £45 per delegate. To book now register online here or call CBA on 01904 671417.

Please note that the conference rooms are in Grade 1 listed St William’s College and are only accessible via two flights of stairs (no lift is possible due to the historic nature of the building).

Sheffield Bluebell Festival 2013

From Friday 19th April to Saturday 27th April. This year it is funded by the Access to Nature Project.

Archaeometallurgy Course from the University of Sheffield and Regather.

Practical smelting the Iron Age way in Woolley Woods

19th April Friday Evening (?) (university lecture theatre) Saturday and Sunday 20th and 21st in Woolley Woods

For Interested Local People and heritage volunteers (8 places).

If you would like to express an interest in coming on this course, please drop me a line and I will send further details when we have finalised the plans

Public Bluebell Festival

Celebration in Woolley Woods – Green woodworking, Heavy Horses, smelting, blacksmithing, nature walks, den building etc.

When             Saturday 27th April

Who For        Everybody

Catherine Nuttgens
Access to Nature Project Officer
Sheffield City Council
Telephone   (0114) 2736199
Mob 07837 300203

Latin Classes at Minskip

I have just received details for a series of talks to be held ‘just up the A1’ at Minskip.

Latin Classes 

Tutor: Local author, Gillian Hovell BA (Hons)

 Learn to decode Latin phrases & mottoes, etc,

and discover how English is full of echoes of Ancient Rome

  using Latin that’s All Around Us

Minskip Village Hall

(next door to St.John’s Church)

7.15 – 9.15pm Fridays

15th February – 15th March 2013

5 Taster/Starter lessons (£45)  

Friendly, sociable, interactive and richly illustrated

inc. refreshment break

It’s not just Latin – it’s an evening out!

Click here and here for further details!