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York - The Beautiful Burial Ground - Wed 29 June

posted 11 Jun 2016, 13:16 by Paul Brayford

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 11 Jun 2016, 13:14 ]

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

South Leeds Archaeology Summer Conference - Sat 16 July

posted 11 Jun 2016, 12:18 by Paul Brayford

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

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