Monday, January 15, 2007

3rd February: CBA Yorkshire Symposium

On 3rd February CBA Yorkshire will be holding its annual symposium at the Tempest Anderson Hall, Yorkshire Museum. It starts at 11am, and Speakers include:

Mike Saunders: Thornborough Henge, a progress report
Dave Heslop: Recent work by the Yorkshire Querns Survey
Bill Bevan: Romans on the Don
Simon Tomson: Recent work of the Pontefract and District Archaeol Soc
Marjorie Harrison and Catrina Appleby: Identifying the Knights Templar Preceptory at Copmanthorpe
Simon Holmes: Results of recent outreach work by the Portable Antiquities Scheme
Marcus Jecock: Recent work in Yorkshire by the English Heritage Archaeol Survey and Investigation Team
Gill Chitty: Community involvement and heritage protection
Alison Armstrong: The historical landscape of Bradleys Both

It costs £8 (non-member) including tea and coffee. Booking enquiries:

Tuesday, January 02, 2007

27th-28th January: Residents First in York

It's Residents First Weekend in York on January 27th-28th 2007. This is where residents, on showing their York Card, can gain entry to a bevy of local tourist venues and monuments. Barley Hall will be taking part with its Handy History activities for families - make a crown or a princess hat, 10am-4pm. On 27th January, there will also be a Candelit Evening in the Hall with room guides and a medieval bar, 6-8pm.

At the time of posting this entry, there are no further details of other venues that will be taking part, but hopefully this website will be updated in the next couple of weeks, and a leaflet should also be available locally from the library.