Thursday 2nd November

The Long Preston Big Dig
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Programme of Events

Throughout the year UWHG holds a series of walks, talks and visits covering a variety of archaeological topics

Indoor meetings are held at 19:30 in the Soroptomists Rooms, 28 Otley Street, Skipton

Programme for Autumn / Winter 2017

Thursday 2nd November 2017
The Long Preston Big Dig – community archaeology in action. A talk by Dr David Johnson

A community-focussed Big Dig Project was undertaken in Long Preston in 2015/16 in the hope of discovering more about the village’s history; taking the story further back in time than was already known.  A total of 38 one metre square test pits were dug across the village and the results have enabled a detailed picture to be drawn up. Dr David Johnson is an independent researcher, a trustee/director of the Yorkshire Dales Landscape Research Trust and was Chairman of Ingleborough Archaeology Group for many years.

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Thursday 7th December 2017
Under the Crag: Discovering the History of Kilnsey. A talk by Jane Lunnonposter_dec17_sml
 A team of UWHG members are using documentary research to discover more about the rebuilding of Kilnsey in the Tudor, Stuart and Georgian periods. In doing so, we have come across many intriguing and fascinating stories about the people who shaped Kilnsey’s past.

These include feisty women, ambitious men, and tales of marital strife, pathos and humour. On behalf of the documentary research team, Jane will relate just a few of these interesting stories, and more besides. Jane is a former history teacher, college librarian and copy-editor, who has been a member of the UWHG committee for some years and is actively involved in several local history projects.

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