John Wheelwright

    Archaeology Society.

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Call us on: 020 456 789

Mail us on: pinetrail@email.com

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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

Orcadian Odyssey

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Most important - making tea.

Young vistors getting dirty

Excavations underway

Is this a find?

What we are looking for -

a selection of the finds