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September 16th    Keith Brant  "Cowick Church and it's Locality"

October 21st  Tony Stevens   "Costumes of Yorkshire C1800"

November 18th   AGM followed by:

                         Dave Williams  "Milestones around Yorkshire"

December - no meeting


January 20th  Sam Stones  "Conservation at Wtressel Castle"

February 17th  Dr Mark Whyman "Iron Age Transhumance between the Wolds and Vale of York"

March 17th  Ann Hanson,  "British Bats"

April 21st   Ray Newton  "The Monk Fryston Canal"        


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The construction of the replica Iron Age roundhouse is going well. We have completed the  thatching and about half of the wattle walls have now been daubed with a mixture of clay, cow dung , soil and straw.

The Celtic Festival in June was a huge success with masses of children and adults witnessing Warfare on the village Green. Generous donations from the free event have significantly added to the funds of AND.

The archaeological Dig in July, following on from a similar dig in 2012, uncovered more of what we now believe to be a roundhouse of significant proportions. A series of pits, that may well be post-holes were also uncovered, together with a quite unexpected doorway or entrance to the West with huge post-holes for a door or ceremonial entrance.

We are now planning for the final events of the three year product, a further excavation of the roundhouse in 2014 and a final Conference.

See the web site at or contact tony Stevens on 288941 or Brian Elsey on 01757 288939

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