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Sunday, November 3, 2013

Autumn trip to Anglesey and North Wales

Twenty members boarded the coach bound for South Stack near Holyhead to view the ancient hut circles in warm sunshine (yes, this was October!).  After a picnic lunch and many favourable comments on how the site is being maintained and interpreted, we retraced our steps for a guided tour of Telford’s masterpiece – The Menai Bridge.
After viewing a video on the subject we were lead by Bob Daimond (retired Gwynedd County Engineer) over, under and round the bridge to learn many fascinating facts and see how the bridge chains are secured in the mother rock.
We made a quick diversion to Beaumaris prior to booking in at our hotel in Llandudno, for an enjoyable dinner, games and a hilarious poem by one of our number.
Sunday, after a stroll down the prom and the pier we boarded the Victorian tram for what felt like a near vertical ride up the Gt. Orme.  Eight of us visited the fascinating Bronze Age copper mines whilst the remainder continued to the summit to enjoy the sun and explore the area before joining the coach for Conway.
With four hours in the town - the castle, town walls, 15th century Aberconwy House, Plas Mawr Town House and the opportunity to compare the original designs of both road and rail bridges to those seen the day before ensured there was something for everybody.
We arrived back at Barrowford early on Sunday evening with our heads full of memories and a couple new friends as well.


Monday, July 15, 2013

Wycoller Platform Site 2 - It's Only Natural!

Our second exploratory trench also exposed a natural feature. Nevertheless, we had a nice relaxing day adjacent a babbling brook of Wycoller.  Our next meet is on Saturday 27th July, when we return to fieldwalking in Rossendale.

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Recording Training day

We had a great practice day on Saturday 23rd February at the Pendle Heritage Centre where we 'set to' measuring and recording the barn and its features.  
This Saturday, 9th March, we shall be putting our skills to the test recording Pepper Hill and Bracken Hill Farm barns, Wycoller.  Come and join us!  Details can be found here...  http://www.archaeologygroup.org.uk/

Monday, February 18, 2013

Recording Barns in Wycoller Country park

Our Spring programme maintains our study of the historic landscape of Wycoller. It focuses on recording and understanding its old barns through measuring, drawing and photography. The meetings should be ideal for beginners wanting a greater insight into historic barns and hands-on experience of archaeological recording. We begin this coming Saturday 23rd February at the Pendle Heritage Centre, Barrowford with subsequent meetings at Pepper Hill, Wycoller. See the flyer below for details.

Three Winter Talks

Don't forget Three Winter Talks by group members, this Friday evening...

Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Threads of History - Untangling the Textile Landscape

Our Autumn field walking programme is underway.  All welcome.  The next meeting is this Saturday, 29th September.

This year we looking at industrial archaeology and our first walk can be seen here...