Monthly Archives: April 2014

Altogether Archaeology- Hexhamshire LIDAR Landscape Survey

As you may know, a team of AA volunteers has been working with Stewart Ainsworth (of TV’s Time Team) over the past 12 months to map the archaeology of the Allen Valleys using LIDAR and aerial photography (see  ).

I think it would be fair to say that those taking part have found this a fascinating and rewarding exercise. Many interesting discoveries have been made, and some participants are already making use of their new-found expertise in LIDAR analysis to study other areas of interest to them. Our LIDAR project is now moving into a new area, Hexhamshire, and there is a workshop scheduled for 7.30pm on Thursday 1st May in ALLENDALE VILLAGE HALL. at which the results of the Allen Valleys survey will be discussed and a start will be made on Hexhamshire. You will be very welcome to come along to this workshop, and if you find it interesting you will be able to sign up to participate in the Hexhamshire project.

If you are not already participating in the Allen Valleys project, but would like to attend the workshop on 1st May, please let me know by no later than Monday 28th, just so I have an idea of numbers.

Paul Frodsham
Historic Environment Officer & Altogether Archaeology Project Manager

North Pennines AONB Partnership
Weardale Business Centre
The Old Co-op Building
1 Martin Street
County Durham DL13 2UY

T: 01388 528801

Hadrian’s Wall- Online consultation ends Monday 28th April

The Centre for Applied Archaeology (University College London) has been commissioned to coordinate consultation in preparation for the drafting of the 2015-2019 Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site Management Plan. The aim of the consultation is to clarify and prioritise practical and achievable ways forward for the next Management Plan period, based on as wide a consultation as possible.

The winding up of Hadrian’s Wall Trust has no bearing on this, or indeed on the writing of the management plan, as both are going ahead as planned with support from English Heritage. In fact, the current situation makes the consultation even more important, as it will provide the Management Plan Committee and any new coordinating body with direction for the next phase.

The online consultation (link below) closes on Monday April 28th 2014, so get involved!

Reminder: Notice of CBA North Annual General Meeting, Saturday 26 April 2014

Notice of CBA North Annual General Meeting, Saturday 26 April 2014

I am writing to give you notice of, and to invite you to attend our Annual General Meeting which will be held at 11am on Saturday 26 April 2014 in Prior’s Hall, Durham Cathedral, Durham DH1 3EH, sponsored by Durham World Heritage Centre.

The meeting will begin promptly at 11am to be followed by a short update on CBA North activities by Chair, Chris Burgess.

There will then be a break for lunch. The Cathedral’s Undercroft Restaurant serves a lunchtime menu. Alternatively there are plenty of other eateries in the town centre.

After lunch there will be a guided walk around the historic buildings of Palace Green led by Dr Pam Graves, Senior Lecturer at Durham University and Archaeological Consultant to the Dean and Chapter of Durham Cathedral. Pam is currently involved in a project to record and analyse the buildings of the former Prior’s Lodgings, including the medieval graffiti in the former Prior’s Chapel.

The event will close at around 2.30pm.

I would be most grateful if you could let me know whether you will be attending the meeting/walk by filling in the attached booking form and returning it to the address above, or emailing me at .

Yours sincerely,

Jennifer Morrison, Secretary, CBA North


AGM Letter, Booking Form and Agenda

Protocol for CBA North advocacy

Engaging with the Dead: the Invisible Dead project conference

Engaging with the Dead: the Invisible Dead project conference

6th-8th June

Aimed at ‘those with an interest in death and human remains throughout prehistory and into contemporary society’.

There are also public lectures on 6th and 7th June in Durham (free, no booking deadline) .

for full details

Booking required by 30th April

Archaeology Courses at Segedunum

Archaeology Courses at Segedunum

Segedunum Roman Fort and North Tyneside Adult Learning Alliance are running a series of archaeology taster courses on various topics. Each course will involve two sessions, on consecutive Thursdays at 10am. The first session in each pair will take place at Segedunum, and the second will be a field trip to an outdoor site relevant to the course theme.

The first is about the Stone Age, on 24 April and 1 May.
Future topics

8 and 15 May: The Bronze Age

12 and 19 June: The Romans

26 June and 3 July: Medieval

10 and 17 July: Industrial Northumberland

Cost:£19.50 (£7.20 concessions) per course. For more information, or to book, please contact North Tyneside Adult Learning Alliance on 0191 6432288