Monthly Archives: June 2015

Festival of Archaeology 2015: The Archaeology of Timothy Hackworth’s Soho works

The Archaeology of Timothy Hackworth’s Soho works:

Sat 11th Jul 2015 – Sun 26th Jul 2015

Learn more about pioneering railway engineer Timothy Hackworth’s Soho works, using models and historical maps to explore this area of the museum site.

The event will be held at Locomotion: The NRM at Shildon  between Sat 11th Jul 2015 10:00-17:00 — Sun 26th Jul 2015 10:00-17:00

See for further details about this event

A Tale of Two Villages: A Village Atlas of Branxton and Crookham

A Tale of Two Villages: A Village Atlas of Branxton and Crookham

TillVAS is back at Heatherslaw Mill for another local history exhibition. The subject this year is the Heritage Lottery funded Village Atlas Project.

Work has started and the exhibition will show how far the project has got in researching the history of Branxton and Crookham. They have had a great deal of help from local people and will have a variety of old maps, documents and photographs on display. This year, they will be open in the Old Bakery Office during the month of July on Sundays, Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursday from 11am – 4pm. TillVAS will also be at Glendale Show on Bank Holiday Monday, 31st August.

Norham Castle Excavations: July

NORHAM CASTLE EXCAVATIONS: Friday 10th – Monday 20th July 2015.

Following initial excavations in 2013 a second and final season of Flodden 1513 fieldwork will investigate earthworks on the south side of the castle.

Volunteers please sign up at the following address:

Please indicate which days you would like to attend and your level of experience.

Instruction and equipment will be provided, but volunteers should be
equipped with suitable clothing and footwear as well as a packed lunch.
Working days will be 9-30am – 4-30pm.

Norham Castle 2015 - Volunteer notice

Skeleton Science Exhibition

Skeleton Science exhibition, until 31st August:

From Bede’s World:

Discover how scientists find out about the past by looking at skeletal remains and explore the fascinating work of bioarchaeologists.


With hands-on activities to test your skills, you will discover how cutting edge science is helping to solve some of the greatest archaeological and medical mysteries.

See for further details

Swaledale Museum Lecture

The Friends of the Swaledale Museum will be holding a talk by Tim Laurie entitled “The Prehistoric Roundhouse in Swaledale”  on 24th June as part of their Lost Buildings of Swaledale Programme.

See for further details.

Friends £3, visitors £4, booking recommended

Bede’s World Saturday Lecture 27th June

Excavation of two Anglo-Saxon period farmsteads in Brows Pasture, Chapel-le-Dale, North Yorkshire.

David Johnson from the Yorkshire Dales Landscape Research Trust will be talking on the above topic at Bede’s World on Saturday 27th June

The talks start at 12pm, and generally last for an hour

Northumbria Gardens Trust Study Day

Streatlam Castle Estate Study Day

On Sunday 21st June the Northumbria Gardens Trust (NGT) is having a study day at the Streatlam Castle estate, courtesy of the estate owner, Capt Nigel Pease.

Please click ngt_-_streatlam_study_day_-_flyer[1]  for further information and booking details.





New Perspectives on the First World War and Its Legacies

New Perspectives on the First World War and Its Legacies

The North East Research Forum for First World War Studies will be holding its second event in Durham, on the 18th June.

Please note that booking for the event closes on the 15th June, so please see New Perspectives on the Great War – 18 June -Invitation if you would like to find out more about this event.

Auckland Castle Public Lecture Programme 2015

Auckland Castle Public Lecture Programme 2015

The next lecture in the Auckland Castle Public Lecture Series takes place on 8th July. The title is  ‘The Man behind the Chapel: Bishop John Cosin’, and the speaker is Professor Anthony Milton, University of Sheffield.

For details of this event and others in this series please see Auckland Castle Public Lecture Programme %5b02.06.15%5d