Winter 2018-2019


Autumn/Winter 2018-2019

Lunesdale Archaeology Society holds a programme of talks on archaeological and historical subjects each year over the autumn and winter period. Talks are scheduled for the second Monday of the month, unless otherwise indicated, and they start at 7.30 pm. The venue is normally Tebay Methodist Chapel, unless stated otherwise. Talks are free to members. Non-members are very welcome to attend on payment of a small admission charge of £3.00. Refreshments are provided after the talk.

Oct 8th : Philip Bastow: Excavations at the Hagg Farm Romano-British site

Nov 12th: Tony Metcalfe: The deserted mediaeval settlement at Holwick

Dec 10th: Robert White. Traditional farm buildings of Cumbria


Please note the following joint talk with Sedbergh History Society:

Wednesday 16th January 2019
The Must Farm pile-dwelling: archaeological investigations of a Bronze Age Fenland settlement. Talk by Iona Robinson Zeki, co-director of the excavations. An illustrated talk on the findings of the excavation of the site constructed over an ancient river. A fire resulted in the preservation of extensive archaeological remains and a wide assemblage of material culture, providing an exceptional opportunity to explore Bronze Age life.

This is an exciting opportunity to hear about this wonderful site, which is much-celebrated as Britain’s Pompei.  The talk will be held at Settlebeck School, Sedbergh, starting at 7.30 pm. There is an entry fee of £1.


Feb 11th: Fiona Edmonds. Viking age Cumbria

Mar 11th: Tom Clare. Stone circles, rings and mounds in Cumbria

April 8th: David Johnson. Mediaeval village landscape in Cumbria




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