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2015


Sept 15th 2015- Sam Taylor will talk on The Epitaphs of the East Riding


Oct 20th 2015 – Geoff Oxford will talk on Dormice- A Yorkshire perspective


Nov 17th 2015 – Tony Stevens will present pictures of North Duffield


Jan 19th – Eva Lambert on ‘The Abbot’s Staith and Warehouse Selby’


Feb 16th – Tony Stevens will talk on Three Vital Village Trades, The Carpenter, The Wheelwright and The Blacksmith,


Mar 15th – Ron Christian on ‘Old York’


Apr 19th – Lyn Hawthorn on Conservation at Escrick Park Estate.


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NORTH DUFFIELD CONSERVATION AND LOCAL HISTORY SOCIETY

ARCHAEOLOGY NORTH DUFFIELD

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 www.ndchs.org.uk or contact tony Stevens on 288941 or Brian Elsey on 01757 288939


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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


TEST PITS IN SCHOOL PLAY FIELD