The following is a list of speakers for the Society for the period Autumn/Winter 2016/17:
Sept 20th Susan Butler – Saltmarshe Museum and History
October 18th Mark Simpson – Skipwith Church and churchyard
November 15th AGM and Dr Geoff Oxford-The conservation of the tansy beetle
December – no meeting
January 17th Brian and Maxine Birkett – Historical replicas and Living History(hands-on session)
February 21st Ron Christian – The Battle of Towton-Wars of the Roses
March 21st Robynne Eller -Excavation at Micklegate Bar
Caitlin Kitchener -The Peterloo Massacre
April 18th Tony Abramson -Anglo-Saxon coinage of Northumbria
Meetings are held in the village hall on third Tuesday of every month (except December)commencing at 7.30pm. £2 payable
on the door.
History Society Annual Dinner will, this year, be held at Spuds and Berries, Hagthorpe at 12 noon on Tuesday 17th January 2017. If you wish to join us please contact the Chairman, John Ellwood on 01757 288761
NORTH DUFFIELD CONSERVATION AND LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY
ARCHAEOLOGY NORTH DUFFIELD
The construction of the replica Iron Age roundhouse is now complete, or as complete as we want it to be. Some daubing remains to be finished and we are currently re-thatching the roof with the proper material-water reed(Phragmites Australis).
In 2015 we ran a series of ‘Roundhouse Experience’ days for local schoolchildren which proved really popular. It involved teaching the children what living in the Iron Age might have been like. They are taught traditional skills such as bread-making, weaving, spinning, carding wool and pole-lathe operation. They also took part in a full scale battle! Finally, we tell them stories round the fire before sending them home tired but happy.
Parties of children and adults are most welcome to visit the roundhouse by arrangement. We regret that we now have to make a small charge to cover the costs of insurance as our HLF funding has now ceased, Please contact us through the email shown on the website to book or seek more details.
See the web site at
www.ndchs.org.uk or contact Brian Elsey on 01757 288939
External Events organised by NDCHS
SCHOOLS VISITS TO THE ROUNDHOUSE
Tuesday 15th Sept 2015 – Dig Camblesforth School 9.0am to 3.30pm
Tuesday 29th Sept School visit to roundhouse- Camblesforth School from 10.0am to 2.0pm