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Sheffield: Hunter Archaeological Society Centenary Weekend 11 - 13 May 2012

posted 13 Apr 2012, 05:22 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 9 Jul 2012, 08:17 ]
The first meeting of the Hunter Archaeological Society was held on 13 May 1912 and the Society is holding a centenary weekend exactly 100 years later.
Events include:
Sat 12 May - Conference: Shared Pasts, democratic traditions in British archaeology
Sun 13 May - Three Guided Walks in Sheffield
Shared Pasts: democratic traditions in British archaeology

12 May 2012

The conference marks the centenary of the Hunter Archaeological Society by bringing together archaeological and historical societies from around the country. The contributors and delegates at the conference will celebrate the tradition of ‘community heritage’ to which the Society continues to contribute.

The speakers at will review the history of public participation in British archaeology and map out the future for our ‘common heritage’ as the discipline faces economic constraints and challenges to social cohesion. They will also showcase a number of current projects. Speakers include Prof Mike Parker-Pearson (Sheffield University), Melanie Giles (Manchester), David Allen (Hampshire Museum), Anwen Cooper (Oxford), Faye Simpson (Manchester Metropolitan) and Jon Kenny (York Archaeological Trust).

Societies are invited to provide stalls about their groups and projects in a public area.

Venue: Sheffield Hallam University,

Time: 9:30am – 5:30pm.

For more information, a booking form or to book a stall contact Ruth Morgan, Hon Secretary, Royd Farm, Carr Road, Deepcar, Sheffield S36 2NR, tel 0114 288 2640, email Booking forms are also available on web

The cost is £12 (waged), £6 (unwaged).
Hunter’s Sheffield Visits

Sunday 13th May 2012

The Hunter Archaeological Society are organising three visits around Sheffield to celebrate their centenary. An excursion showcases three current community archaeology projects, while two guided walks look at places connected with the antiquarian Joseph Hunter, from who the Society takes its name.

There are three guided walks and excursions to choose from:

1. Coach excursion to visit three very active community projects in the Sheffield area – Manor Lodge, Heeley City Farm and Wincobank. This will leave Paternoster Row outside the Showroom Cinema at 10am and return to the same point at 4 - 4.30pm. Lunch will be available at Heeley City Farm at a cost of £5 per head.

2. Guided walk around the non-conformist landscape of Sheffield led by Pat Wagner, leaving the junction of Glossop Road and Clarkehouse Road at 10am, lasting around 2 hours. This will visit the Wesleyan College, the Botanical Gardens and the General Cemetery.

3. Guided walk around Sheffield city centre circa 1800, looking at sites particularly connected with Joseph Hunter, led by Ruth Morgan. This will leave from in front of Sheffield Town Hall on Pinstone Street at 2pm and last around 2 hours.

To book a place pleaser contact Ruth Morgan, Hon Secretary, Royd Farm, Carr Road, Deepcar, Sheffield S36 2NR, tel 0114 288 2640, email Booking forms are also available on web

All are FREE.
Paul Brayford,
13 Apr 2012, 05:23