Bedale, Aiskew and Leeming Bar Bypass Exhibition

We recently posted details about a new Roman Villa site along the route of the Bedale By-Pass at Aiskew.

We now have details of an open day to be held at Bedale Hall on Saturday 20th June 2015

Click here for the full details of the Open Day.

Click here for the latest information about the excavations.

‘Of Networks and Nodes: The Place of Roman Aldborough ‘

The Roman Roads Research Association together with the Friends of Roman Aldborough are pleased to announce that Dr Mike Bishop will be giving a talk entitled ‘Of Networks and Nodes: The Place of Roman Aldborough ‘ in St Andrews Church Aldborough, Nr Boroughbridge at 7.30 pm on Wednesday 15th July.

This will be a rare opportunity to hear Mike Bishop speak in Yorkshire and early booking is strongly recommended.

You can book via the RRRA website following this link 

Mike Bishop has had a distinguished career as an Archaeologist & Romanist, excavating among other places, the Roman Fort at Roecliffe near Aldborough along the route of the modern A1, and of course at Chester-le Street. He is also a prolific writer about Roman military equipment; last year he  published the ‘The Secret History of the Roman Roads of Britain’ which is well worth a read. Whilst the focus  of Mike’s talk will be Roman Aldborough and his thoughts on its place in the road network, the talk promises to be far-ranging covering much of what Mike has to say about Roman Roads in general.

Admission will be free to members of ‘RRRA’ and ‘FORA’. Non-members pay £4.00 at the door. A raffle will also be held with two signed book prizes, kindly donated by Mike Bishop.



Battle of Waterloo Day School — Leeds University and YAS

The Yorkshire Archaeological Society and the School of History, University of Leeds are holding a Day School on Saturday 6 June 2015 to celebrate 200th anniversary of the Battle of waterloo. There will be four speakers exploring aspects of the Battle and those who fought in it from a Yorkshire perspective, together with an opportunity to examine some original documents and artefacts. Held in Lecture Room LG10, Michael Sadler Building University of Leeds 10am – 4.15 pm. Cost £15, £7.50 for students. Booking to Judith Rushron, YAS, 23 Clarendon Road, Leeds LS2 9NZ. Full details and booking form available on YAS website scroll down on news archive page to find the link.

British Archaeological Trust Lecture

Received from Dr Chris Cumberpatch

Rescue Archaeology: Then, Now and in the Future

I wonder if you could publicise this free public lecture by Professor Dominic Powlesland, to be held at 1.30pm on April 11th 2015 at Doncaster Museum and Art Gallery.  It is organised by RESCUE – The British Archaeological Trust and all are welcome.  Details here:

Prehistoric Ilkley Moor: A Dave Weldrake guided Walk

Prehistoric Ilkley Moor: a guided walk on the 28th of March 2015 To mark the start of British Summer time, Dave Weldrake will be leading a guided walk on Ilkley Moor on Saturday 28th of March. The walk will start from the public car park at the base of the Cow and Calf Rocks at 2.00 PM. We will look at several notable examples of Rock Art as well as a couple of settlement sites on the edge of the moor. The cost of the walk is £3. More detailed information can be found on the Dave Weldrake: Heritage Education website at

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)