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On Salt and Scottish soldiers: a pair of lectures this week

CBA North News
Today’s email title sounds like the cabbages and kings of the walrus in Lewis Carroll’s The Jabberwocky, but it is so this week. There are a pair of two lectures that we know about this week – both at the northern edge of our CBA North region. But both have stories to tell beyond their immediate area and internationally so.

Best wishes,

CBA North Committee, 05.06.2017

Salt
The next lecture of the Border Archaeological Society lecture is tonight at 7.30pm at Berwick Parish Church Hall, Berwick, on The Needles Eye Enclosure: salt production in the Late Iron Age by Jenny Proctor. This important site was partly excavated to reveal an extensive, and well dated, settlement dating from the late 4th century BC to the Romano-British period.

The arch of Needles Eye north of Berwick
Photo © Phil Catterall (cc-by-sa/2.0)

The site takes its name from the Needles Eye rock arch in the cliffs shown above. The excavation of this site currently provides the most northerly evidence of salt production in prehistoric Britain, but more regional links with the Cheviots are also hinted at. All will be explained tonight.

Scottish Soldiers
Also this week is the next lecture of the Till Valley Archaeological Society which is also at 7.30pm at Crookham Village Hall, though this is on the Wednesday night.

This talk will also highlight further national – and indeed international – links of events that happened in our local area. We’ve covered earlier some of the earlier events on these soldiers at Durham. Further information on this project, and the range of work carried out, can now also be found here.

Details for both groups can be found through the Local Societies and Groups page of our website.

Border Archaeological Society – next meeting: 1st June

The  next meeting of Border Archaeological Society is on Monday 1st June:

The Lecture is entitled ‘Routes to Flodden in 1513’ and David Caldwell (Historian and Museum Curator ) will be giving the Lecture.

The meeting will start at 7.30pm, at the Parish Centre, Berwick on Tweed, see website for further detail and entrance fee (if applicable).

More information on the lecture, the Society and it’s activities can be found at:

http://www.border-archaeological-society.co.uk/LECTURES.htm

 

 

Yeavering and the Origins of Northumbrian Kingship, a lecture by Colm O’ Brien 13/03/15

Friends’ of Berwick and District Museums and Archives

Yeavering and the Origins of Northumbrian Kingship, a lecture by Colm O’ Brien

Friday 13 March 2015 Berwick Parish Centre 7.00 p.m.

Visitors welcome
(The lecture will be followed by the Friends’ Annual General Meeting at 8.15 p.m.)

Talk: Yeavering and the Origins of Northumbrian Kingship – 13/03/2015

Friends’ of Berwick and District Museums and Archives

Yeavering and the Origins of Northumbrian Kingship

Colm O’ Brien

Friday 13 March 2015 Berwick Parish Centre 7.00 p.m.

Visitors welcome
The Lecture will be followed by the Friends’ Annual General Meeting at 8.15 p.m.