High Carlingill 2022

We are digging again for the next 2 weeks. Regular updates will be posted on the Hig Carlingill pages.

Talk Monday 14th March

Dr Rob Young will talk about Survey and Excavation on Bollihope Common, Weardale, Co Durham. See the programme page for details.

High Carlingill June 2021

The report on the dig carried out by LAS members in June/July 2021 is now available to download from the High Carlingill pages and also the publications page. The society explored the large central mound and hope to continue this in March. If you are a member and want to dig then watch your email for further information in the coming weeks.

Talk Monday 17th Jan

Our next talk will be via ZOOM.

Using the past to rebuild our future: How heritage has helped overcome adversity

We are delighted to have as speaker Richard Bennet (Dickie) who is a former Royal Marines Commando. He was medically discharged in 2011 after sustaining life changing injuries in Afghanistan. Since leaving the military, he has been involved with Operation Nightingale, first as a participant and then as the wellbeing lead. In 2015 he set up Breaking Ground Heritage which works alongside Operation Nightingale providing recruitment, wellbeing support and inclusion strategies to ensure that those that want to get involved can regardless of limitations. Dickie is also responsible for the development and implementation of the wellbeing research strategy to demonstrate outcomes and impact. Dickie studied archaeology at the University of Exeter where he obtained his BA(Hons) and an MA and more recently Psychology at Solent University obtaining his MRes.

If you do not get an email with joining link in the days before the talk then contact us on our usual email.

New reports

Reports on the 2021 High Carlingill dig carried out by Solstice Heritage and also the Westmorland Dales report on the survey of Great Asby Scar are both availbale to download from the project pages and also from the Publications page.

Winter Porgramme 2021/2

Th majority of the programme is now arranged, with some excellent speakers. We will be holding talks again at Tebay Methodist Church unless otherwise indicated in the programme, but continue to hold our ZOOM licence as a backup.

Low Borrowbridge report

The final report for the 2 years of digs is available on the Low Borrowbridge or Reports pages

High Carlingill 2021

We have now finished the final excavation at High Carlingill (possibly!). A brief report is on the High Carlingill pages.

End of Project Reflections

The Digging for Britons project is now nearly over. We would like to express a HUGE thanks to the National Lottery Heritage Fund for supporting the project over the last three years – and especially to the players of the National Lottery without whom the project would not have been possible.

All of the reports, booklets and papers that have been produced are available to view on the High Carlingill Project page.

High Carlingill Paper

A paper summarising our work at High Carlingill has now been accepted for publication in the 2021 Transactions of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society (CWAAS). A pre-publication version is available to browse and/or download from the Publications/Reports page. Publications/Reports