Introduction to Community Based Archaeology

Venue: Rothwell Community Hub, Marsh Street, Rothwell, Leeds, LS26 0AE

Dates: Every Tuesday, 17 April – 15 May

Time: 19.30 – 21.00

Cost: £60

Members of South Leeds Archaeology at work on a Community Archaeology Project

Have you ever wanted to try your hand at archaeology and not known where to start? If so, this 5-week course is for you. The aim is to take people with an interest in the subject through the basics of archaeology so that they can feel confident to volunteer for work on a Community Archaeology Project. Tuition will be given by Mike Turpin, Dave Weldrake and other members of South Leeds Archaeology.

Topics will include:

  • Finds are an important part of any excavation. These are fragments of clay tobacco pipes, probably from the 1800s. There’s little that can be said about the pieces of stem but it might be possible to date the bowls as some of them appear to have the manufacturer’s initials incorporated into the design.

    Researching a project: Archives, online resources, map regression

  • Carrying out recording fieldwork: Project design, excavation, field walking
  • Post-excavation: analysing the finds, writing reports

A full course outline is available on the South Leeds Archaeology website at http://www.southleedsarchaeology.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/Course-Outline-2018.pdf.

For further information or to book a place contact:

Mike Turpin

email:  chair@southleedsarchaeology.org.uk

web page: http://www.southleedsarchaeology.org.uk/contact-us/

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History of Pudsey and District

A new Monday morning Heritage course for the WEA

Pudsey Railway Heritage

Venue: Pudsey Wellbeing Centre, Robin Lane Pudsey, LS28 7BR

Dates: 15/01/18 – 26/03/2018

Time: 10.00 – 12.00

Cost: £70

This course explores the development of Pudsey and the surrounding area. Most of the sessions will be indoors but two guided walks/site visits are also envisaged (if weather permits).

Topics will include:

The region in Prehistoric and Roman times: prehistoric trackways, Roman roads, prehistoric monuments Roman settlement in the locality

Anglo-Saxon and Domesday Pudsey – place name evidence, the British Kingdome of Elmet, effects of the Norman Conquest

Medieval Pudsey– place name evidence, documentary sources, field systems, modern map evidence

Tudors and Stuarts – effects of the dissolution of the Monasteries, development of gentry classes, Tudor/Jacobean housing boom

Church and chapel; rise of non-conformity, Waterloo Churches, role of churches in social life

Transport networks- pack horse routes, turnpikes, railways

Victorian and early 20th century Pudsey – agriculture and industry, development of commuting

For further details or to enrol online follow this link  to the WEA website.

 

 

History and Heritage of the Aire Valley: A new Friday morning heritage course for the WEA

Venue: Kirkgate Centre (39A Kirkgate, Shipley, BD18 3EH)

Dates: 22/09/2017-03/11/2017

Fee: £48.00

The Leeds-Liverpool canal at Shipley

This seven-week course explores the development of Shipley, Bingley, Baildon and the surrounding area. Using a range of sources, it will help place these towns in their historic context in the Aire Valley. The course has a mixture of indoor sessions and guided walks.

Topics to be covered will include:

Session I (Indoors) Prehistory, Romans

Session 2 (Indoors) Anglo-Saxons, Norman Conquest

Session 3 (Walk) Buck Wood/Thackley

Session 4 (indoors): The Middle Ages

Session 5(Indoors)): Tudors and Stuarts

Session 6: (Walk) – Baildon Green and Baildon Hall

Session 7: (Indoors) The Industrial Revolution and the Victorians

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discover the Heritage of Otley and District A new Thursday morning Heritage course for the WEA

Venue: Otley Courthouse, (Courthouse Street, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 Dates21/09/2017 – 30/11/2017

Fee: £77.00

 

Anglo-Scandinavian cross shaft with dragon carving. Otley.

This course explores the development of Otley and the surrounding area. Most sessions will be indoors but two guided walks/site visits are also envisaged. Topics will include: The Wharfe Valley in Prehistoric and Roman times: prehistoric trackways, Roman roads, prehistoric monuments (e.g. Bull Stone, hut circles on Otley Chevin), Roman settlement in the locality Anglo-Saxon and Domesday Otley – place name evidence, Elmet and Craven, archbishop of York’s estates in Wharfedale, effects of Norman Conquest Medieval Otley – place name evidence, documentary sources, field systems, modern map evidence Tudors and Stuarts – effects of the dissolution of the Monasteries, development of gentry classes, Tudor/Jacobean housing boom Church and chapel; rise of non-conformity, Waterloo Churches, role of churches in social life Transport networks- pack horse routes, turnpikes, railways Victorian and early 20th century Otley – agriculture and industry, tourism, development of commuting

For further details or to enrol online go to the WEA website.

Archaeology – Lowe Hill Conservation, History and Much More

A FREE day school on Friday  2nd of June 2017

Venue: Thornes Park College (Wakefield) and the castle itself

Start Time: 10.30

Lowe Hill motte and bailey castle (Thornes Park, Wakefield, UK

Lowe Hill is Wakefield’s hidden castle.  It is situated on the highest point of Thornes Park and the earthworks are currently obscured by trees. The Friends of CHAT (Clarence, Holmfield and Thornes parks) have begun a programme of work which will enhance the historic and amenity values of the site. This FREE day school is aimed at anyone interested in the history and display of earthwork castles and at those who might be interested in volunteering for the Lowe Hill Project.

 

Topics to be discussed will include:

The history and archaeology of earthwork castles

Problems of management and conservation

Interpreting the past to the public

The role of the volunteer

Keeping volunteers and members of the public

 

 

 

 

 

Pudsey and District: People, Resources and Heritage

A new history course starts 25/04/3017

Venue: Parish Church of St James the Great, Pudsey

Time: 10.00 – 12.00

Cemetery lodge, Pudsey

For seven Tuesdays mornings starting on April 25th, 2017 (with a break for half term) I will be teaching another heritage course for the WEA based at the Parish Church of St James the Great, (Galloway Lane, Pudsey, LS28 8JR). The standard fee £48.00 though the course is FREE if you are in receipt of income related benefit (only SEA funded).

Course details

Bankhouse Well, Pudsey

The course considers the interaction between people and landscape. It focuses on how natural resources have been exploited through history and on how this affects the character of the region today.

Topics to be discussed will include:

  • The geological past, Withdrawal of the ice, plant cover and the natural world, the coming of the first people
  • Hunter gatherers, the creation of moorland, uses of the moors in medieval and early modern times
  • Neolithic Revolution, fields from hedgerow to stone walling
  • Water, as an object of devotion, Iron Age burials, spring line settlements, the siting of dams and weirs, water power Canals, drinking water supply, sewage
  • Woodland and its management, woodland clearance, coppicing and standards, wood as a construction material, import of timber, import of exotics for estates and gardens
  • Coal, railways, the Age of Steam
  • Stone: quarrying, houses, Victorian towns

For further details or to book in please in advance visit the WEA website

Discover the Heritage of Otley and District

Wharfedale looking towards Burley and Otley

Wharfedale looking towards Burley and Otley

For seven Thursdays starting on January 19th 2017 (with a break for half term) I will be teaching a new heritage course for the WEA.  It will be based at Otley Courthouse, (Courthouse Street, Otley, West Yorkshire, LS21 3AN.The standard fee £48.00 though the course is FREE if you are in receipt of income related benefit (only SEA funded).

The course will look at the following topics:

  • Anglo-Scandinavian cross shaft with dragon carving. Otley.

    Anglo-Scandinavian cross shaft with dragon carving. Otley.

    The Wharfe Valley in Prehistoric and Roman times: prehistoric trackways, Roman roads, prehistoric monuments (e.g. Bull Stone, hut circles on Otley Chevin), Roman settlement in the locality

  • Anglo-Saxon and Domesday Otley – place name evidence, Elmet and Craven, archbishop of York’s estates in Wharfedale, effects of Norman Conquest
  • Medieval Otley – place name evidence, documentary sources, field systems, modern map evidence
  • Tudors and Stuarts – effects of the dissolution of the Monasteries, development of gentry classes, Tudor/Jacobean housing boom
  • Church and chapel; rise of non-conformity, Waterloo Churches, role of churches in social life
  • Transport networks- pack horse routes, turnpikes, railways
  • Victorian and early 2th century Otley – agriculture and industry, tourism, development of commuting

To find out more or to book a please visit the WEA website.