Tim Laurie is a landscape archaeologist who has devoted years to studying ancient woodlands and trees in three Pennine Dales. After years of dedictated study, Tim gave me an interview Continue Reading →
Beltane: Pre Christian May Festival It’s no wonder that our ancestors celebrated the onset of May – the pre-Christian May festival of Beltane. In the May countryside, it’s Continue Reading →
As the A1 trunk road is upgraded, archaeologists are working alongside the road contractors, taking advantage of the disturbance to make new discoveries about life in the past in this Continue Reading →
For Dalesman this month, I had the pleasure of meeting two members of Swaledale and Arkengarthdale archaeology group. It appears that Reeth is a hot-bed of volunteer activity Continue Reading →
Helen Johnson met Dr Steve Sherlock for Yorkshire Ridings Magazine.
Steve has made many discoveries at Street House, near Loftus, North Yorkshire. Discoveries date as far back as the Neolithic, and include Iron Age industries, a Roman Villa and a Saxon Princess burial. Continue Reading →
Helen Johnson reported for Dalesman in February 2012, about a new volunteer visitor information point (TIC) in Leyburn in Wensleydale, archaeological research at Boltby Hill Fort near Sutton Bank, and the work of the National Heritage Ironwork Group (NHIG) at Chris Topp and Co Ltd, ironworks near Thirsk, Yorkshire Continue Reading →
For Dalesman Magazine, September 2011, Helen Johnson investigated discoveries at Starr Carr that could change our perception of life in the Stone Age. A little nearer to our own times, she saw Winston Kobylka, who is keeping traditional crafts of rope and canvas making alive in the town of Malton. And in Sedbergh, Brenda Sedgwick shares memories of a traditional farm milk round. Continue Reading →