Bedale Archaeology & History Society

Programme 2020

14 January

AGM + The Examination and Trouble of Thomas Parkinson : Lauren Goodall BA

4 February

Recent work at Fountains : Mark Newman MA MCIfA FSA, Archaeological Consultant

3 March

Conflict Casualties: the archaeological recovery of bodies from conflict zones (1) : Dr Dave Errickson ACSFS FHEA, Lecturer in Archaeology/Anthropology, Cranfield Forensic Institute

7 April

CANCELLED Lead, Leats, Mines and Mills – Lead and Coal Mining in Upper Wharfedale : William Varley, Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group

5 May

CANCELLED The Steel Remains: Recent research on the artefacts from the Bombardment of the Hartlepools: Mark Simmons MPhil, Curator (Museum Development), Hartlepool Borough Council

2 June

CANCELLED LiDAR – Archaeological Advances in the North York Moors National Park  : Graham Lee, Archaeological Officer, North York Moors National Park

7 July (evening)

PROBABLY CANCELLED Guided walk: The Black Path – Industrial Archaeology between Middlesbrough and South Bank  : Michael Thompson, River Tees Rediscovered Landscape

1 September

4th Percival Turnbull Memorial Lecture – Roman Bedfordshire: Imperial estate or back of beyond?  : David Ingham FSA MCIfA

7 October

Women of the ‘45  : Michael Thompson, Teesside Archaeological Society

3 November

Representation of the Mesolithic as a male hunters’ paradise? I think not. Let's redress the balance!  : Dr Donald Henson FSA, MCIfA, Associate Lecturer in Archaeology, University of York

1 December

The Pontefract Murder  : Eric Jackson, Pontefract & District Family History Society


All talks take place in Bedale Hall on Tuesdays and start at 7.30 pm.

April visit to Aldborough Roman town, Tues, Thurs or Fri afternoon


(1) Dave’s talk will cover some WWII sites, some slave ships in the UK (and digging for Britain), the Indian Mutiny of 1857 and perhaps the Spanish Civil War.