Hadrian’s Wall Archaeology Forum, Sat. 22 Nov. Hexham

9.45am – 4.30pm, Saturday 22 November, Queen’s Hall, Beaumont St, Hexham

The Hadrian’s Wall Archaeology Forum is an annual day conference featuring talks for the general public about new discoveries in the Hadrian’s Wall frontier zone including the Cumbrian coast.

This year’s programme features talks on excavation projects at Maryport (John Zant and Tony Wilmott), Vindolanda (Andrew Birley) and Wallsend (Nick Hodgson) as well as that at Binchester (David Mason), which has revealed arguably the best-preserved Roman building in the whole of Britain.

There will also be a range of publications on sale at reduced prices.

£12 (inc. tea/coffee mid-morning and mid-afternoon)

Enquiries and bookings:

The Queen’s Hall, Beaumont St, Hexham, NE46 3LS

Tel:  01434 652477

E-mail:  boxoffice@queenshall.co.uk

Further information:

Dr David Mason, Archaeology Section, Durham County Council, County Hall, Durham, DH1 5UQ

E-mail:  david.mason@durham.gov.uk

Tel:  03000 267012

Coquetdale Community Archaeology Dippie Dixon lectures 2014

Sunday 19 Oct 2.30pm, Dr Clive Waddington ‘Rescued from the Sea’ Two lectures about the dig at Low Hauxley 2013  ‘Discovery and Excavation on the Northumberland Coast’; break for refreshments, followed by ‘Implications for Prehistory and Community Archaeology’. Jubilee Hall Rothbury,  Coquetdale Community Archaeology Dippie Dixon lectures 2014, all welcome

SIEGE! festival events

SIEGE! festival events on 17th – 25th Oct now available

At St Nicholas Cathedral;
17 – 19 Oct, Exhibition about the Civil War, and tours at 2.00 each day led by a guide from 1644 to tell the story
19 Oct; Experience what it is like to be a Scottish prisoner locked n the Lantern Tower by Mayor John Marley, £5, spaces limited; pre-book on 0191 232 1939
At the Castle;
17 Oct; Newcastle City Walls in the Civil War and Beyond, 1 hour walk led by Time Bandits. £5, must pre-book, 0191 230 6300
17 Oct, 7.30pm, Borderlands: From the Gates of Granada to the Siege of Newcastle, Music from Medieval Spain and 17th century England and Scotland, performed by Lyra Castle Keep.  £6, or £4 concessions. To book, phone 0191 232 7938
18 and 19 Oct, Military Drills presented by The Earl of Loudon’s Regiment; Civil War battlefield medicine; Black Gate Combat Academy demonstrating fencing techniques of the 1600s
19 Oct, 12.00, lecture by John Sadler on the Siege. Booking required, 0191 230 6300
25 Oct, 7.30 Keep Fiddlin’ with Tradition, Concert in the Great Hall of the Castle Keep featuring Northumberland and Borders tunes, Tickets £6, £4 for concessions, phone 0191 230 6300 to book.

5 Nov, 11 am, The Rise of the Lead Industry in 17th century Tynedale, Dr Greg Finch economic historian, Mining Institute, Westgate Road, Newcastle. Free, coffee available from 10.30, buffet lunch (£5: must be booked in advance) and cash bar afterwards

North -East England Maritime Coastal Archaeology Conference, 25th October 2014

On the 25th October 2014, a North -East England Maritime & Coastal Archaeology Conference will be held in Newcastle. It is a joint conference of the North-East Maritime Archaeology Forum and CBA North.

For more information:

NEMAF conference programme

NEMAF conference_Booking

War of the Roses talks at South Shields Museum – October 2014

Talks by Geoffrey Carter (Battlefields Trust) on the Wars of the Roses, at South Shields Museum. Each talk starts at 2.30pm and is £5 per person. Tickets can be bought from the Museum shop.

Thursday 9 October: The Realities of Medieval Warfare.
Thursday 16 October: The Rise & Fall of Richard III.

Cleadon Celebration Day- November 8th 2014

With the Cleadon Village Atlas project now drawing to a close, we are preparing to mark the event by holding a village celebration on Saturday 8th November at Cleadon Village C of E Academy on Boldon Lane, 1- 4pm on Saturday 8th November and we would love to welcome you along.

Cleadon’s war memorial is one of the few in the country to honour not just those who died but also all those who served, so it seemed a fitting tribute to bring people together in this celebration of village life by focusing on the camaraderie of the First World War.

The event will include displays on the Village Atlas findings, covering the history, archaeology, geology and ecology of the area, as well as ‘hands-on’ activities for all the family. The Time Bandits, a specialist re-enactment team, will put Cleadon’s newest recruits through their paces with army drill sessions, a call to go ‘over the top’ and field dressing station. There will also be a display of weapons – including a machine gun position – field clothing, trench art and more items from the home front. There may also be the chance for today’s kids to experience the strict discipline of an Edwardian classroom!

 This will be followed on Sunday 9th with a special service at War Memorial, after usual church services, during which small crosses and wreaths will be laid.

Cleadon WW1 Poster

North -East England Maritime & Coastal Archaeology Conference, 25th October 2014

On the 25th October 2014, a North -East England Maritime & Coastal Archaeology Conference will be held in Newcastle. It is a joint conference of the North-East Maritime Archaeology Forum and CBA North.

For more information:

NEMAF conference programme

NEMAF conference_Booking