Wednesday, 27 July 2016

Free Bay Archaeology Festival Lectures at The Storey this Saturday

Heysham Head. Phot: Diana Jarvis
The Bay Archaeology Festival: Lecture Series (Lancaster) takes place on Saturday 30th July 2016, starting at 2.00 pm, at The Storey (in the Lecture Theatre), Meeting House Lane, Lancaster, LA1 1TH

Enjoy an afternoon of talks and presentations about work exploring Morecambe Bay's history and heritage.

Organised by Morecambe Bay Partnership, the programme is as follows:

Warton Crag Hillfort - Recent Research and Fieldwork
Kevin Grice and Steve King

Over the last three years, volunteers in the White Cross Archaeology Group have been visiting Warton Crag to find and record what remains of the Hillfort on the ground. At the same time Morecambe Bay Partnership volunteers in the Arnside Research Group had also been researching historical records. In 2015 the two groups made contact with each other, realised we could be even better together, and the rest is, quite literally, history!

This talk will mainly cover both what has been discovered and recorded so far on the ground and also through the historic records.

Trowels and Tribulation: Exploring Quay Meadow
Andrew Reilly, Lancaster and District Heritage Group

Last Summer, Lancaster and District Heritage Group undertook investigative dig work at Lancaster's Quay Meadow, with some significant findings. This talk will introduce the group, give an overview of this dig work and outline future plans for this area.

CITiZAN in Morecambe Bay: Heysham Head
Megan Clement, CITiZAN

This talk will introduce the CITiZAN project (a Heritage Lottery Funded Project) and the work it has undertaken during 2015 on the Morecambe coastline. Last year CITiZAN looked at the National Trust site of St Patrick’s Chapel at Heysham Head. The talk will look at findings of this fieldwork and the forthcoming events CITIZAN will be running in and around the Bay during 2016.

Mapping Morecambe Bay – The Early Days
Bill Shannon

Did you know the first time the words ‘Morecambe Bay’ appeared on a map was not until 1774? Before that, it was generally called Kent Sands and Leven Sands. Dr Bill Shannon explores how the Bay appeared on maps going as far back as the 15th century, and also examines three large-scale maps from the 17th century – depicting Sowerby Wood, Piel Island and the Cartmel Peninsular.

• The event is free but booking essential. Please book you places here

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