Iron Age Burial Site Pocklington – Talk 19th March 2015

Following the discovery of an iron age burial site on the outskirts of Pocklington there is to be presentation given by Paula Ware of MAP Archaeological Practice Ltd to explain what has been found. The burials have been described as of “exceptional importance”. The event has been organised by Pocklington Town Council in association with David Wilson Homes and Pocklington and District Local History Group. It will be at 7.00pm on Thursday 19th March at Pocklington Arts Centre . Tickets are £3 and are available from Pocklington Arts Centre (01759 301547)

RRRA Public Meeting York Dr Steve Sherlock

Mike Haken writes:

Dr. Stephen Sherlock The Archaeology of Dere Street;  Recent Discoveries of the A1 Widening Scheme Thursday 19th March 2015, 7.30 pm  Bedingfield Room, The Bar Convent, 17 Blossom Street, YORK, YO24 1AQ Download Map and Directions RRRA members are admitted F.O.C., non-members £4, including refreshments; booking strongly recommended via our website or e-mail.

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Prehistoric Sites in Dacre Parish Nidderdale

We are looking for interested folk to help us in an exciting new 2 year project we have just been awarded HLF funding for: namely to investigate,record and (for a few sites) excavate the prehistoric sites in Dacre Parish  we think we have found over the years, and to undertake a systematic search for others.

Whilst we will undertake all the normal research appropriate for such a project you may know of private papers or work concerning Dacre and if so it would help us greatly if we could be told about it.

Similarly we would welcome new members so  if anyone would like to help us I’d be very pleased to hear from them.

An important part of this project is our school forum, with many of the primary schools in both Dacre and nearby parishes involved. The recent changes to the school curriculum has raised the profile of prehistory and our project will enable the schools in the forum to access the local sites and gain a greater understanding of this era and the part archaeology can play in its discovery and recording.

More can be found at our website

about the site and there is also included an advert for an archaeologist to help us, which may be of interest.

Bob Barker

Secretary to Iron_Age(Nidderdale) CAG