The Society's core aim is
"To encourage and promote the study of the archaeology, heritage and history of the catchment area of the River Till and the eastern Border lands of England and Scotland".
Our next (virtual) meeting WEDNESDAY, 2 nd March 2022 at 7.30 pm via Zoom
Marco Romeo Pitone:
“Palaeoarchitecture at Jarrow Hall: a Journey in Experimental Archaeology”.
Marco first studied archaeology in Italy, then moved to Newcastle where he obtained a PhD based on research into Cypriot archaeometallurgy and experimental archaeology. In collaboration with colleagues, he founded the first post-graduate research group on experimental archaeology at Newcastle University.
In 2018, he joined the team at the Jarrow Hall AngloSaxon Farm, Village and Bede Museum, where he works as Visitor Experience and Volunteer Coordinator, managing experimental projects and research.
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This link will take you straight to the meeting: you don’t need to register in advance. The talk begins at 7.30pm, so you should plan to join a few minutes beforehand. Everyone will be held in a waiting room until Heather admits the audience at about 7.25 pm.
We would like to share with you our interest in and enthusiasm for, everything to do with the history of the Till Valley and its river catchment, in north Northumberland, together with the eastern Border lands, once known as the English and Scottish Marches.
Photo-River Till, looking south from Twizel Bridge
The website has a dual purpose:-
Firstly, we wish to reach as wide an audience as possible so that, hopefully, those interested will want to attend meetings, excursions, archaeological 'digs', field walking and social occasions and become members of the Society.
Secondly, the intention is to keep members up-to-date with all the latest news and to inform them on what has happened, what is happening and what is planned for the future.
The Till Valley and the eastern Borders are rich in history and archaeological sites, set in attractive and varied landscapes. The River Till rises high up in the Cheviot Hills and is named the River Breamish in its upper reaches, becoming the River Till at Bewick Mill. It is a major tributary of the River Tweed and, unlike other tributaries, its course lies entirely in England. It is a long river, perhaps 40 miles, although it is difficult to be precise because of its many twists and turns before it finally flows into the River Tweed at Tillmouth.
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We are returning to our zoom talks for the winter moneths. Our next webinar will be on Wednesday 3rd February.
Our speaker will be
Emily Freeman from the National Museum of Scotland talking about
The Society has an extensive collection of documents and photographs held in its secure archives. These are invaluable for members wishing to study the local history of the area or wishing to gather information for e.g. the Village Atlas Project. Please click on the tag above to see the catalogues. Anyone wishing to access the archives should contact the Society's Archivist, Julia Day.
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