On Friday 19 August (the 100th anniversary of John Robert Mortimer’s death) a ‘blue plaque’ on the former Mortimer museum building at 25 Lockwood Street, Driffield, Yorkshire will be unveiled. There will also be a small exhibition of Mortimer’s life and work at the museum. Local archaeologist, Stephen Harrison (whose biography of Mortimer should be out later this month), will be leading a tour around J.R. Mortimer’s Driffield.
For more information about the unveiling and the tour, please contact Sue Baldock at East Riding of Yorkshire Council on 0782 505 3451
2pm an invitation-only event will include the official unveiling of the blue plaque.
4pm the public exhibition on the life and career of Mortimer will open, demonstrating nineteenth century and modern excavation techniques (including East Riding Archaeological Society memberst demonstrating geophysical equipment), 'meet the experts',
5pm Stephen Harrison will be leading a one-hour tour around J.R. Mortimer's Driffield.
See alsoYorkshire Post article http://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/lifestyle/health-and-family/pioneer_honoured_for_digging_up_secrets_of_the_past_1_3688988
Driffield Times http://www.driffieldtoday.co.uk/community/your-community/going_back_in_time_1_3686188