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2016


June 21st Visit to Parkhouse Farm for barbeque and entertainment on John Ellwood’s Organ(couldn’t resist) Meet 6.30pm. We will share the food supplies-details nearer the time but John providing meat.(again couldn’t resist)


Jul 19th Visit to Abbot’s Staith, Selby. Meet 11.0am at the Counting House(shop attached to the Staith. Entry free but donations would be most welcome. Please let Maureen Fearnyhough know if you are planning to attend as we have a limit of 20. Additional arrangements for larger numbers.


Maureens Number is 01757 288268


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 2017 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

EVENTS

 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

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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


TEST PITS IN SCHOOL PLAY FIELD



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