The next event-Recording Cawood’s Bricks:exploring history

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A workshop on dating bricks with Sandra Garside Neville on Saturday 15th July 2017

10 for 10.30 until late afternoon

Please come along to this free workshop …bring a brick optional!

bring a packed lunch we will provide drinks

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poster-for-drones-nightAerial Archaeology..our next event

Wednesday 14th June 2017 our next event will be looking at Aerial Archaeology with Tony Hunt and Dr Jon Kenny in the Old Boys School Cawood

7.30pm   Free entry, Refreshments included.

A new tool for historians in their search for the past

We shall be looking at recent aerial photographs of the village to see if we can find previously unknown crop marks or features in the landscape

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Launch of our new history group this Saturday the 6th May 2017

with Alastair Oswald

We shall still keep the same name for the group just have more variety of meetings and events and all will be free. We would appreciate donations to help cover the costs PLEASE .

Some of the events will be in school and some in The Old Boys School.

We will hold these will be every 2 months and in between we hope to do afternoon sessions with tea and cakes and history. I will advertise the events each month

Alastair offers practical training in analytical field surveying to community groups and was the first “professional” to train our group in 2004/5. He has also led a field work team to do a fresh analytical survey of the world’s favourite deserted village Wharram Percy.

All are welcome and we would be delighted if you would like to join us for the afternoon.

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Angel Awards from Historic England

We have been awarded a commendation for the work on the Castle Garth and Keesbury Manor by Historic England and Andrew Lloyd Webber

See the certificate and more details under About us page

Keesbury Manor

We have updated our new booklet…taken out the spelling mistakes!

It’s available for sale at Grangeside Nurseries for £2 or from a member of the Garth group

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Battles of 1066

On Saturday 12th November we are holding an open afternoon…. free ….to see the results of the Keesbury Heritage Project

See forthcoming events for more details

The Vikings came up the river Ouse as far as Cawood reputedly with over 300 long boats. They disembarked and went towards York where at Germany Beck in Fulford they fought the battle.

At this time its possible that Anglo/Scandinavians were living here already

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Battle of Fulford

Click on the link below for an introduction to the excavation of the site

https://youtu.be/BhmJrWww_1c

Here is a Hidden Context TV film of the beginning of a cairn to commemorate the Battle of Fulford in 1066.

Investigating this site has been controversial since it also found itself at the centre of a planning dispute. Like any battle of that time, Stamford Bridge and Hastings for example, there will always be debate about its exact location.

So there are always going to be possibles and probables, the final report on the archaeology will be interesting.

At the site the landscape matches the saga accounts and we wait for expert analysis of the metal work from the fording point on the beck.

The commemoration ceremony on the site of the battle building a cairn

Click on the link below for the video of the commemoration

https://www.youtube.com/embed/1-wh7HwymMQ

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Battle of Stamford Bridge

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