Stanwick History Festival, Sat 9–Sun 10 July 10.30–16.00

posted 14 Apr 2011, 06:41 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 14 Apr 2011, 07:06 ]
Stanwick History Festival

County: North Yorkshire

Sat 9–Sun 10 July 10.30–16.00

Within the impressive pre-Roman Stanwick camp enjoy tours with an archaeologist, a living history camp, carved stone trail, children’s activities and much more.

The area has a long history; surrounded by the high ramparts and impressive earthworks of Stanwick Camp an important pre-Roman settlement. All activities are based around Stanwick’s St John the Baptist Church cared for by The Churches Conservation Trust.

Take a guided tour with local archaeologist Percival Turnbull, who led the excavations in Stanwick camp between 1981 and 1986. Follow a trail of one of the most important collections of carved stones and monumental remains in North Yorkshire. Visit an Iron Age living history camp and watch and have a go at their crafts. With a chance to make Iron Age style pottery, experience storytelling, church tours and much more.Free (small charge for some activities).

Location: Church of St John the Baptist, Stanwick, Richmond DL11 7RT. 7m N of Richmond off B6274, North of the A66 to the north of Richmond, off the B6274. In the centre of Stanwick Camp, an Iron Age settlement (EH). NZ 185 120

Org: The Churches Conservation Trust
Name: Jean Banwell
Tel: 07872 502116