The following is a list of speakers for the Society for the period Autumn 2017:
21 November AGM
Diane Gill – York and District Guild of weavers, spinners and dyers.
Chris Wakefield – The Must Farm Late Bronze Age settlement-latest findings
Kevin Claxton – The archaeology of an English Civil War Battlefield-The Battle of Cheriton
These are two speakers from York University-our ongoing project to offer students the opportunity to give presentations to the public.
20th Mar Ann Southeram – Ellerton Church Preservation Trust
17 Apr Heather Cowte- Stamford Bridge Tapestry
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