Church Market and Social Life: A Perspective from Recent Excavations and Survey at Lenton Priory, Nottingham
Sep
17
8:00 PM20:00

Church Market and Social Life: A Perspective from Recent Excavations and Survey at Lenton Priory, Nottingham

Church Market and Social Life: A Perspective from Recent Excavations and Survey at Lenton Priory, Nottingham’: 17 September

Dr Gareth Davies will be talking about the archaeological investigations carried out at the site of Lenton Priory as part of the construction of the new tram line and a subsequent community project. Hear about this majestic monastic house and its marketplace and fair site, the fate of its buildings, and the new knowledge and understandings suggested by recent archaeological work. 

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 From the Middle Ages to World War Two: the archaeology of the Nottingham Castle site
Mar
5
7:30 PM19:30

From the Middle Ages to World War Two: the archaeology of the Nottingham Castle site

In this talk we’ll explore the archaeology and artefacts uncovered at Nottingham Castle in recent years, and consider how these are helping to inform our understanding of the Castle site’s history between the medieval period and the 20th century.

An East Bridgford Local History Group event

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The Duke of Newcastle and his Ducal Palace
Aug
10
9:00 AM09:00

The Duke of Newcastle and his Ducal Palace

This talk, part of the Nottinghamshire Archives ‘Notts People’ programme, explores the Ducal Palace created by the Duke of Newcastle, its fate, and how its story is now being recovered by archaeologists and trainees.

The talk will be followed by the opportunity to see some of the original documents relating to the Duke and Nottingham Castle held at the Archives.

Advance booking is recommended.

For information, and to book, see https://buff.ly/2t2VVzC

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Dig it! with YAC at Nottingham Castle
Aug
6
10:00 AM10:00

Dig it! with YAC at Nottingham Castle

Trent & Peak Archaeology is excited to again be part of the national Dig it! with YAC competition, run by the Young Archaeologists’ Club.

Three young people aged 8-16 can win the chance to be part of the We Dig the Castle dig on Monday 6 August, getting involved in the hands-on activities taking place onsite as part of the excavation.

A parent/guardian will need to attend too.

For more information, and to enter, see yac-uk.org

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Barrow Hill Roundhouse family dig sessions
Aug
1
4:30 PM16:30

Barrow Hill Roundhouse family dig sessions

The Barrow Hill Roundhouse, built in 1870, is the last surviving operational roundhouse engine shed in the UK and a unique example of 19th century railway architecture. In the summers of 2018 and 2019 Trent & Peak Archaeology and the Barrow Hill Engine Shed Society will be excavating two trenches over a row of 19 cottages built in the 1840s. Known as West Railway Terrace, this was the last row of cottages to be built for their workers by the Barrow brothers, owners of the Staveley Coal and Iron Company. 

These special family days enabled children aged 8-16 and their adults to have a go at the hands-on activities taking place on site as part of the excavation.

Places in these hourly slots are free, but must be booked in advance. There must be at least one adult for every two children attending.

Adults and young people aged over 16 can also join the main dig taking place from 23 July to 5 August.

For more information, and to book, see https://yat.digitickets.co.uk/category/13984

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Jul
30
to Aug 5

Barrow Hill Roundhouse volunteer excavation

The Barrow Hill Roundhouse, built in 1870, is the last surviving operational roundhouse engine shed in the UK and a unique example of 19th century railway architecture. In the summers of 2018 and 2019 Trent & Peak Archaeology and the Barrow Hill Engine Shed Society will be excavating two trenches over a row of 19 cottages built in the 1840s. Known as West Railway Terrace, this was the last row of cottages to be built for their workers by the Barrow brothers, owners of the Staveley Coal and Iron Company. 

Places are free and available to ages 16-plus, but must be booked in advance. Younger diggers and their adults can join us on 30 and 31 July and 1 August for our special family days.

For more information, and to book, see https://yat.digitickets.co.uk/category/13984

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Barrow Hill Roundhouse volunteer excavation
Jul
23
to Jul 27

Barrow Hill Roundhouse volunteer excavation

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The Barrow Hill Roundhouse, built in 1870, is the last surviving operational roundhouse engine shed in the UK and a unique example of 19th century railway architecture. In the summers of 2018 and 2019 Trent & Peak Archaeology and the Barrow Hill Engine Shed Society will be excavating two trenches over a row of 19 cottages built in the 1840s. Known as West Railway Terrace, this was the last row of cottages to be built for their workers by the Barrow brothers, owners of the Staveley Coal and Iron Company. 

Places are free and available to ages 16-plus, but must be booked in advance. Younger diggers and their adults can join us on 30 and 31 July and 1 August for our special family days.

For more information, and to book, see https://yat.digitickets.co.uk/category/13984

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Nottingham Young Archaeologists’ Club Dig the Castle
Jul
21
9:00 AM09:00

Nottingham Young Archaeologists’ Club Dig the Castle

Groups from Nottingham YAC will be visiting We Dig the Castle in the morning and afternoon to get busy in our trench. They’ll be excavating, trowelling, sieving, washing finds, drawing and more, and we can’t wait to see what they find!

Aged 8-16 and interested in getting your hands mucky doing real archaeology? Join the Nottingham Young Archaeologists' Club!

To find out how your young archaeologist can join Nottingham YAC, and for photos of the day, see https://buff.ly/2MpwWPV

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We Dig the Castle
Jul
16
to Aug 17

We Dig the Castle

Nottingham Castle’s annual training excavation returns for 2018 with a brand new programme.

Open to ages 14-plus (ages 14-16 with an adult), We Dig the Castle 2018 offers a brand new programme of test-pitting, excavation skills, recording, auguring, post-excavation, finds identification, historic building recording, digitisation and more, with trainees carrying out training and hands-on work not only in Nottingham Castle's Outer Bailey but also in Brewhouse Yard and at the Castle defences.

We Dig the Castle is currently fully booked, but the waiting list can be joined at https://yat.digitickets.co.uk/category/8543

You can find out more, and follow the dig’s latest news, at wedigthecastle.weebly.com or on social media at twitter.com/wedigthecastle and facebook.com/wedigthecastle

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Lenton Priory and the Archaeology Beneath the Tram Lines
Jun
26
2:30 PM14:30

Lenton Priory and the Archaeology Beneath the Tram Lines

FULLY BOOKED

Visitors to this talk at West Bridgford Library will discover the story of Lenton Priory. One of the largest and richest monastic houses in the East Midlands, the Priory was closed by Henry VIII and its buildings lost. We’ll talk about the archaeology and artefacts uncovered in the construction of the NET2 tramline and in subsequent community excavations, and how these have changed our knowledge and understanding of the Priory and its once-famous Martinmas Fair.

This is an Inspire Culture event. For other Inspire Culture events click here

 

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5th Annual Nottinghamshire Local History And Archaeology Festival
Jun
23
12:00 AM00:00

5th Annual Nottinghamshire Local History And Archaeology Festival

We’re delighted to be again be part of this annual Festival at the University of Nottingham. The event celebrates the archaeological and local history work being carried out across Nottinghamshire and includes stands and displays, living history and handling artefacts. Come along to see some of the finds uncovered at Nottingham Castle by We Dig the Castle trainees and hear about opportunities to get involved in community digs this summer.

A series of short talks on local projects will take place at 11am-12.15pm, chaired by TPA’s Head of Operations Gareth Davies. This will include an update on the We Dig the Castle excavations, and plans for the coming season.

This is a free event, but booking is required for those who would like to attend the talks. For more information, and the full programme, click here

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