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2017 Annual Symposium

posted 24 Jan 2017, 04:27 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 19 Mar 2017, 08:18 ]

Saturday 4 February 2017
Fountains Lecture Theatre, York St John University, Clarence Street, York YO31 7RB

A range of speakers covering recent excavations and research in Yorkshire

Booking form attached

11.20 Steve Sherlock Teesside's Oldest House: A Neolithic building at Street House 
11.50 John Buglass Boats in a Coalmine: The St Aidan's Project 
12.20 Yvonne Boutwood Researching and Recording Yorkshire’ s Designed Landscapes 
12.50 Lunch 
14.00 Peter Halkon HLF community archaeology project at Nunburnholme 
14.30 Colin Haselgrove Cartimandua's Capital? The late Iron Age Royal Site at Stanwick, North Yorkshire 
15.00 Break 
15.20 Geoffrey Snowdon Yearsley Mill Research Project 
15.50 Megan Clement The Intertidal and Coastal Archaeology of the Yorkshire Coast: The CITiZAN Project 
16.20 YAYAS members 175 years of the Yorkshire Architectural and York Archaeological Society 
16.50 Close ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 

The cost of the day is £10 (Members of CBA Yorkshire & YAYAS) or £14 (non-members) Morning tea/coffee is inclusive. Lunch is not provided. 

York - The Beautiful Burial Ground - Wed 29 June

posted 11 Jun 2016, 13:16 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 6 Jul 2016, 16:15 ]

Heslington Church, York
  • What’s special about burial sites? Sue Cooper, Caring for God’s Acre
  • ‘5 small steps…’  How to run a burial site project with the local community Harriet Carty, Caring for God’s Acre
  • Yew Trees Russell Ball, Arbol Euro Consulting Ltd, founder of Fund4Trees
  • Buglife 
  • Love your cemetery Paul Senar, Friends of Hyde Park Cemetery
  • Looking for War Memorials David Hearn, Volunteer representing Civic Voice and War Memorials Trust
  • Choice of Workshops in the afternoon
More information from the Caring for God's Acre website or email

Pickering - The Hidden History of the Forests - Sat 18 June

posted 11 Jun 2016, 13:13 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 6 Jul 2016, 16:15 ]

Discovering pre-history to the present
Dalby Forest Courtyard, near Pickering
  • Tim Yarnell, Forestry Commission Heritage Advisor: Welcome
  • Yvonne Luke, Historic England: Managing the woodland Monuments: 5000 years of history in the forests
  • Katie Thorn, Forestry Commission: Conserving our natural heritage
  • Keith Boughey: The Bronze Age in Broxa Forest – The Excavations of Lamplough and Lidster
  • Paul Brown: Tumuli, Types and Linear Marked Stones – Forest landscapes over the millennia
  • Geoffrey Snowdon & Elizabeth Sanderson: The Archaeology of Gilling Park & Yearsley Moor
  • Hannah Davies: Lumberjills
  • Brian Walker: A Walk Through History: a chance to see features in situ
Booking essential. 

The cost for the day is £5 and includes parking charge and tea/coffee. To book your place over the phone please call the Forestry Commission office in Pickering on 0300 0674300

Hanging Grimston Summer Excavation Visit 31 July 2016

posted 11 Jun 2016, 12:29 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 24 Jan 2017, 04:40 ]

Hanging Grimston excavations

Visit to the excavations at Hanging Grimston, near Kirby Underdale, North Yorkshire Sunday 31 July 2016 The Hanging Grimston Community Archaeology Project is a joint venture of the High Wolds Heritage Group and Scarborough Archaeological & Historical Society. Its principal aim is to test, mainly through excavation, ideas derived from recent earthwork and geophysical surveys about the phasing and history of medieval and earlier settlement remains at Hanging Grimston - a deserted village on the western scarp edge of the Yorkshire Wolds, just north of Garrowby Hill (OS grid ref SE 79903 59971). Excavations at the site began last year with the investigation of a probable manorial enclosure and included the discovery of the site of a medieval dovecote. Trenches elsewhere revealed the foundations of part of a later, possibly 16th or 17th century house and a much earlier Iron Age or RomanoBritish field system. The visit to the excavations will start at 10.30 and last for 1.5 to 2 hours. It will include a tour of the village earthworks and a chance to look at some of the finds unearthed in the current excavations which begin again in July. Members interested in attending are asked to register with the secretary via email at the address below. The visit is limited to 30 people. There is ample free car parking on site and further details including a location map will be sent on registration. The cost of the tour is £5 payable on the day. Please register by contacting Trevor Pearson, Secretary, CBA Yorkshire at 

South Leeds Archaeology Summer Conference - Sat 16 July

posted 11 Jun 2016, 12:18 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 24 Jan 2017, 04:27 ]

Oakwell Hall, Leeds

South Leeds Archaeology Summer Conference - "Community Archaeology - The Future for Community Volunteer Archaeologists" at Oakwell Hall, Leeds. This conference aims to explore the practice of ‘Community Archaeology’, bringing together community archaeology and history groups alongside professional archaeologists to discuss the role of community volunteers in archaeology. The conference will examine how we might best ensure the highest quality archaeological investigations whilst at the same time expanding the involvement of volunteers and community groups. More information and booking via South Leeds Archaeology website

Introduction to Landscape Archaeology

posted 8 Mar 2016, 02:56 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 11 Jun 2016, 12:22 ]

Historic England Residential Training School

Fountains Abbey and the Dales
Monday 16th May - Wednesday 18th May 2016

A three day residential training school introducing landscape archaeology.
For professional and independant archaeologists, historians and heritage managers.
Closing date for early bird applications (£225)
Friday 22nd April 2016
For more information and application form please contact: Sarah Prince 01793 414809

2016 April 16 Sheffield: Making History For A Successful City

posted 7 Feb 2016, 08:47 by CBA Yorkshire   [ updated 11 Jun 2016, 12:24 by Paul Brayford ]

Saturday 16th April
Please find information below about the Making History for a Successful City Conference, 16th April 2016. Please forward on to anyone who you think might be interested or who you would like to see there. Please let us know if you have any thoughts or suggestions for the conference. Further details to follow, get the date in your diary.
A one-day Heritage Conference, a key event in Sheffield’s Year of Making, will be held in the city on Saturday 16 April. It will be a major feature of the Year of Making.
‘This is a first for Sheffield - a conference that explores how our past shapes the present and how it can guide the future’ said Brian Holmshaw, chair of the conference steering committee. ‘We have an opportunity to talk over the future of this city's heritage - from our world renowned industrial legacy to the lesser known corners we all cherish - picture houses of the 1920's, Tudor buildings fit for a Queen, churches, cemeteries and civic buildings, pubs and parks ... right through to the gritty histories of our established and more recent communities in their homes, streets and workplaces.
‘We want to inspire and challenge the many people in Sheffield that we know have a keen interest in heritage to discuss the place of heritage in Sheffield’s life’ added Brian. ‘This conference should foster an understanding of the contribution heritage makes to a successful city, and to community cohesion, better awareness of Sheffield’s heritage players, and knowledge of how we can design and deliver a city heritage strategy – something Sheffield conspicuously lacks at the moment’.  
He added, 'I'm very excited about the keynote speakers – Harry Bowell of the National Trust and Paul Seddon from Nottingham City Council. They are experts in their field. I hope they will put the jump leads on Sheffield's heritage offer, bringing us into the league of twenty-first century cities that truly care about their history. Sheffield needs a heritage strategy, drawing together its diverse people, buildings, archaeology and other community assets and rewarding the volunteers who keep them going. It will bring in investment by showing what Sheffielders know already; that we've some of the finest buildings, green spaces and views in the country. Just because we're an industrial city that doesn't mean that’s all we are.’
The one-day conference, supported by the University of Sheffield and hosted by Sheffield Hallam University, will be built round four main themes: Economic Vitality and Tourism; Health and Wellbeing; Cohesion and Community Pride; A Quality Heritage Environment. Delegates will take part in workshops looking at how heritage can contribute to each of these.
‘The workshops will be active and participative, added Brian. ‘And we’ve secured a highly experienced group of individuals to lead and contribute to them’.
The conference will take place at Sheffield Hallam University. Bookings will open soon and full details will be published shortly; register for all the details via
Notes for Editors
1. The Year of Making is a year-long celebration of Sheffield’s past, present and future as a city of makers, to promote a world city with an international reputation for excellence and innovation.  A number of key events will take place throughout the year, celebrating manufacturing, heritage, culture and making in all its forms.  The Year of Making is being promoted by the Sheffield Culture Consortium and an Advisory Group with representatives from business, education and industry.
2. Joined Up Heritage is a major theme within the Year of Making, with its own planned programme of events, which will be announced separately.
3. Enquiries to Brian Holmshaw on 07845 265547 or to

Dearne Valley Archaeology Day 2016

posted 7 Feb 2016, 08:31 by CBA Yorkshire   [ updated 11 Jun 2016, 12:23 by Paul Brayford ]

The conference will be held on Saturday the 28th of May at the Dearne Valley College Manvers Campus.


Elemet Archaeology would like to officially announce a call for papers for the 2016 conference.

Papers can cover any topic on local, national or international archaeological subjects, and we encourage applications from professionals, academics and students alike.

Papers should be 20 minutes long with accompanying PowerPoint presentations. 5 minutes will be allocated at the end of each talk for any questions.

If you are interested in presenting at the 2016 Dearne Valley Archaeology Day, please send your title, a 200 word abstract and 6 key words to

Finds from Roman York, Brigantia and Beyond

posted 7 Feb 2016, 07:56 by CBA Yorkshire   [ updated 11 Jun 2016, 12:23 by Paul Brayford ]

Roman Finds Group Spring Meeting in York

Friday 1st and Saturday 2nd April 2016 - University of York, Philip Rahtz lecture theatre, Kings Manor, York

The 2016 RFG Spring Meeting is based in York. It will be a two day conference from lunchtime on Friday 1st April until late afternoon on Saturday 2nd April and is to be held in the Philip Rahtz Lecture Theatre, Kings Manor, Uni-versity of York, jointly hosted by RFG, the Department of Archaeology at the University of York and the Yorkshire Museums Trust. RFG are grateful for the support given to arrangements for the meeting by these organisations.

There are five sessions of papers, with seventeen illustrated talks, on various aspects of finds from British sites con-centrating on York and Yorkshire, but with a range of papers from outside these areas. This is an excellent opportunity to hear about recent finds and research in the York area, as well as an opportunity to explore the Yorkshire Museum galleries.

Although we have a larger room than last years meeting in Newcastle (which was oversubscribed), space remains limited (maximum of 80 places) so early booking is strongly advised. The cost of the meeting is £40 for fully paid up RFG members, £30 for students, £48 non members and a £25 day rate (students £20).

More information

2017-June-11 Field Trip Byland Abbey and Helmsley Castle

posted 7 Feb 2016, 07:52 by CBA Yorkshire   [ updated 4 Jul 2017, 08:46 ]

Our next field trip is on Sunday 11 June and includes two outstanding mediaeval sites- Byland Abbey and Helmsley Castle in the North Riding.

In the morning, we shall assemble at the Byland Inn opposite Byland Abbey for registration and tea/coffee followed by a talk on the site and a guided tour.

In the afternoon, we visit Helmsley Castle again with an introductory talk and guided tour.

The cost of the day is £25 which includes refreshments, lunch, entry to the two sites and contribution towards costs of guides.

All transport is self-organised.

Please complete and return the attached form with your payment.

Please email for further information

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