The architecture of the Anglo-Saxon churches of North Yorkshire

St_Gregory's_MinsterLast Tuesday Professor Joyce Hill entertained a capacity audience in Marton cum Grafton Village Hall with her talk on ‘The Staffordshire Hoard’.


Unfortunately the following talk in August has had to be cancelled, a new date is being organised probably for September and Professor Hill is suggesting the content is changed to feature the Harrogate Viking Hoard  Further details to follow ….

The next talk in the series will be on Tuesday 27th August at 7.30 pm in the Marton cum Grafton Village Hall.

This lecture features many churches in our immediate area: Kirk Hammerton, Kirby Hill and St Gregory’s Minister plus many others, and describes the position of early Christianity in the Saxon social structure. This is a fascinating talk for anyone interested in the early history of our area.

The last lecture sold out, so I would advise booking early if you wish to enjoy Joyce’s engaging and enthusiastic style.

£5.00 per person, includes a free glass of wine, or a soft drink if you prefer.

To reserve a ticket email Tony Hunt or call or text to 07977447712

Young Curators’ Club at Wakefield Museum


Wakefield Museum is launching a new club for 8 to 13 year olds – the Young Curators’ Club at Wakefield Museum.

This free club, will give young people the opportunity to get involved in the museum, handle real museum objects, discover interesting historical facts and try new craft activities.

Over the summer, young people are also invited to two drop-in activities to meet the session leader, find out more about the club, pick-up a members’ pack, and try a new craft activity to take home.

Click here for more details


Anglo Saxon Cemeteries

Visiting Lecture
Prof. Robin Fleming
Department of History, Boston College

“Who was buried in Anglo-Saxon cemeteries in the fifth and early sixth centuries (and why we should care)?”

It will take place on Wednesday July 24th, 5:00 PM, K/133, Department of Archaeology York University. All are welcome!