Thornton Le Street Roman Roads Series

The next Thornton Le Street talk will be on Saturday 7th February 2015 at 2.00 pm. Admission will be £2 at the door, but prior booking is advised.  (Full Details attached)

Dr Stephen Sherlock will report on the on-going programme of archaeological excavation undertaken by Northern Archaeological Associates, including further evidence of Dere Street and associated fortifications and settlements along its route.

(See also the Open Day at Catterick)

Catterick Open Day Saturday 24th January 2015

We have now received details of the rearranged open day to view the archaeology at Catterick as part of the A1 Leeming Bar to Barton improvement scheme.

Hourly walks will be organised starting at 10:30 am and finishing at 2:30 pm.

The ground is rough and could well be muddy.  Waterproof and sturdy footwear is advised.

For any further information please contact Stuart Culley, Public Liaison Officer, on 01677 932348


Heritage Course in the Aire Valley

Have just received the following from Dave Weldrake:

People, Resources and Landscape in the Aire Valley 

Following the success of his local history sessions last year Dave Weldrake has be asked by the WEA to tutor a further course based at the Kirkgate Centre in Shipley. It will consist of 7 two hour sessions starting on the morning of Friday 23 January 20015.

People, Resources and Landscape in the Aire Valley focuses on how people have exploited the natural resources of the area around Shipley, Bingley and Baildon from earliest times to the present day. It will reveal how the past has shaped the character of this stretch of the Aire Valley today.

More information about the course and details of how to book can be found on the WEA website at . Places are limited so an early booking is advisable.