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The society can be traced back to the Wheelwright Grammar School in Dewsbury, when a teacher, Max Lyne, formed an archaeological society in the 1960s.
It is now open to all who are interested in learning about and participating in archaeology.
We meet at Knowl Club, 17 Knowl Road, Mirfield. Meetings are usually held on the first Tuesday of the month at 7.30pm.
There are no meetings in July and August but a visit is usually arranged for July.
Programme for 2016
January 5th Eric Houlder
February 2nd Amy Downes
A hotchpotch of hoards and haberdashery
March 1st Maria Glot
Salts Mill Bradford
April 5th Kay Smith
From the dunghill to the stars.
Experimental investigation of medieval gunpowder.
May 3rd Social evening with members finds. Mirfield Castle finds.
June 7th Peter Higginbottom
Gruelling experiences - 3 centuries of the workhouse in and around Dewbury.
July Trip tp Orkney 11th - 16th July 2016
August No Meeting
September 6th To be arranged
October 6th A G M and Quiz
November 3rd Stuart Wrathmell
Title to be confirmed
December 6th Christmas “do” with supper.
This programme is subject to alteration.
Excavations at St Marys Church Mirfield
In 2014 the Society was involved with St Marys Church in an archaeological dig. The area being excavated lies between the Motte (which is a scheduled monument) and the graveyard (which cannot be disturbed for obvious reasons).
Old maps of the Church show that where the church now stands a large manor house once stood, Castle Hall. This was later the site of a public house called The Beaumont Arms.
The excavation continued in 2015 with local school children taking part in the excavations
and lots of public interest.
It is intended to continue the excavation in 2016 and local schools will once again be welcome to participate. Details can be obtained from the secretary.
President Dr S Wrathmell
Seretary C Clayborough
Treasurer S Metcalf
More information can be obtained from the secretary on 01924 492507
Most important - making tea.
Young vistors getting dirty
Is this a find?
What we are looking for -
a selection of the finds