CBA North News
A quick email to update Members and Followers of events this week. The final week of February sees three events that we know of, as well as the chance to book up for a regular March event.
It is all go despite the snow! Take care out there!
CBA North Committee,
Tonight’s TAS lecture: the Portable Antiquities Scheme
Following on from our earlier notice of the Durham talk on treasure hoards, with a particularly Bronze age focus, Ben Westwood is talking to the Teesside Archaeological Society tonight. His topic is The Portable Antiquities Scheme in County Durham, Darlington and Teesside: Recent Finds of Note. Those Members who attended last year’s AGM will recall details of the scheme outlined in the talk following the business, here you’ll hear of some more and more recent finds.
This week also sees two other lectures – both at the Mining Institute, Newcastle upon Tyne. Tomorrow morning sees;
…whilst the evening sees the regular lecture of The Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle at 6pm with Diana Whaley talking on Northumberland and its Names c.1860 – new light from the Ordnance Survey Name Books.
Durham Archaeology Day
Bookings are now open for the ever popular County Durham Archaeology Day which this year is on Saturday 10th March from 9.45 to 4.15pm at the Council Chamber, County Hall, Durham. This year sees talks on;
- Further research on the remains of the Scottish soldiers found at Palace Green.
- Investigations at Auckland Castle.
- A community excavation at Piercebridge Roman fort.
- Historic Building Recording at 34, Saddler Street, Durham.
- A new Roman military diploma from Lanchester
At £16.00 per person (students £12.00) tickets include buffet lunch and refreshments mid-morning and mid-afternoon. To book and pay for a place online follow the link http://www.durham.gov.uk/doitonline and click Archaeology Day from the services listed. Alternatively telephone 03000 260 000 to book a place and pay over the phone.