Following on from our first highly successful talks evenings:
Wednesday 23rd August 2017 The Lost Kingdom of Elmet Brian Elsey Prehistoric North Duffield – Glimpses of the past How a small community group gained Heritage Lottery Funding to investigate its historic landscape driving the evidence for settlement in North Duffield back from 1086AD to 2545BC(+ or – 28 years). What they did to convince HLF of their ability to deliver and their determination to succeed. They offered value-for-money, achieved everything they set out to achieve, delivered everything on time and under budget. In the process they created an education pack based on the Iron Age, built a reconstruction of an Iron Age roundhouse which is still used for primary school education purposes, held two test pit surveys to establish the origins of the village, a Celtic Festival on the village green, a conference with the top Iron Age experts for East Yorkshire giving papers, wrote a book, and excavated a significant Iron Age roundhouse that exceeded their wildest dreams
Brian has been the director of the North Duffield project since the first ideas were established. Brian provides an enthusiastic and practical approach to how other groups might approach similar projects.
Find out about our friendly group. As well as practical fieldwork, we offer talks and workshops covering all aspects of archaeology.
We are always looking for new members, why not contact us to find out more.
Our first public talks programme started in March 2017 with archaeologist Ian Roberts talking about some of his greatest discoveries. Our 2017 programme is now complete click here for the full programme details.