The Coquetdale Community Archaeology Group 2014 Events

2014 Events:
Tuesday 28th January 7:30pm Small Hall, Thropton.

We will be reviewing the results of the 2013 season at the mill site at Barrowburn and the progress we’re making with the dig on the Hepden Burn. We’ll look ahead to 2014 and
outline plans for the year. Speakers will include Richard Carlton, John Nolan and David Jones.

February 12th 7:30pm Small Hall, Thropton.
Volunteers from the Blyth battery will talk about its history and refurbishment. The battery was
for coastal defence, built in 1916 to defend the port of Blyth and the submarine base there and
upgraded for World War 2.


Jules Brown of the North of England Civic Trust will talk to us about the challenges of
building conservation and the development of historic areas

Tuesday April 15th 7:30pm Small Hall Thropton.

With 2014 the centenary of the outbreak of World War One, Keith Maddison will be talking to us about the work he has done on trench systems in Belgium and France.

Thursday May 1st 7:30 Main Hall, Thropton.
The AGM, which will follow the usual format of some business, followed by a talk. This year the historian, hill walker and author, Chris Davies, will discuss the search for aviation accidents in
Northumberland and tell us the stories behind some of them. Refreshments will be provided.


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