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CBA Yorkshire visit the prehistoric cave site at Creswell Crags

posted 23 May 2010, 09:00 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 12 Feb 2012, 10:01 ]
Over 30 members and friends of CBA Yorkshire had an enjoyable and educational day at Creswell Crags on 24 April hosted by staff of the Creswell Heritage Trust. The visit was the first opportunity for many of members to see the new visitor centre which opened last summer. This overlooks the east entrance to the secluded valley which was home to groups of hunters during the last ice age as far back as 50,000 years ago. The day began with an introduction to the site and the work of the trust by its director, Ian Wall who then led the group around the museum displays. The afternoon saw the group split into two parties to visit several of the caves along the course of the valley where evidence of human and Neanderthal occupation has been found, including traces of rock-art discovered recently on the wall of Church Hole Cave. The trust is bidding to have Creswell Crags designated a World Heritage site and members of CBA Yorkshire are encouraged to look at the trust’s website www.creswell-crags.org.uk to find out more about this very special place. 
   
Preparing for the visit    At the entrance to Church            Ian Wall highlights part of the
to the caves                    Hole Cave                                       rock art in Church Hole Cave

A second CBA Yorkshire day trip is being planned for later in the year - details will be announced in due course.