TillVAS Till Valley Archaeological Society
TillVAS             Till Valley Archaeological Society

 

 

 

 

 

 

6th December - Members' Night: Alan Colman, "Deserted Medieval Villages"; Clive Hallam-Baker, "Carham"; Mike Keating, "Football, Maya Style". Lectures and Refreshments.

 

2018

 

3rd January - David Lockie, "Ford Westfield Farm in the 19C"

 

7th February - Dr Ian Kille, Geologist, "Northmbrian Earth"

 

7th March - Dr Chris Fowler, "Early Bronze Age burial practices in NE England and SE Scotland"

 

4th April - AGM, Details to follow

 

2nd May - Dr Kirsty McCarrison, Osteoarchaeologist (Durham). To be confirmed.

 

6th June - Professor Diana Whalley, "Place names in Northumberland"

 

 

 

 

Most of the above events are listed on the Membership Card but other events are listed here, as and when they arise. This list also reflects changes to the programme that occur for various reasons. There will also be a number of summer outings and/or walks and details will appear here in good time; members will be notified by e-mail or letter.

 

Meetings will usually be held in Crookham Village Hall at 7.30pm.

Members - free. Visitors - £4 per meeting

Diary of Events for 2017/2018

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News

We would like to say thank you to everyone ho turned up to support our coffee morning at Crookham. For those of you who were unable to come please note there will be another opportunity to learn more about the dig at Mardon when we have ut coffee morning at Branxton in the new year.

 Newcastle University press release: Preserving rock art at the touch of a button at http://www.ncl.ac.uk/press/news/2017/11/rockartapp/. The app and project highlighted in the release about safeguarding rock art may be of interest to your broader membership

The app is downloadable free from

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A new list of photographs of Branxton have been added to the archives.

 

See Archaeology News for information about our dig at Mardon

 

TillVAS ARCHIVES

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, Maureen Charlton or the Assistant Archivist, Julia Day.

MEMBERS' WRITTEN CONTRIBUTIONS

Please see a new section on the website—click on the appropriate tab above.  Please let us have your thoughts, in prose or in verse.

BRANXTON & CROOKHAM VILLAGE ATLAS PROJECT

There are some important meetings of the Activity Groups scheduled over the next few months. Please click on the appropriate tag above, which will take you to the Village Atlas page and give you all the dates, times and places of the meetings.

ALL MEMBERS OF THE LOCAL COMMUNITY, TILLVAS MEMBERS AND MEMBERS OF OTHER ATLAS GROUPS ARE ALSO WELCOME TO ATTEND ANY OF THESE MEETINGS (except the Steering Committee).

Please click on the Latest Newsletter page to see information for the current month.

PREVIOUS LECTURE AND OTHER REPORTS

Click on Reports on Events, above, for detailed accounts and press reports.

BOOKSTALL

The Society operates a bookstall at all its meetings.

Items for sale include:-

1. The Society's first publication Breamish and Till: From Source to Tweed at £10 per copy and

2. Vivian Wilcock's Andrew Todd 1844-1908 ( with research input by TillVAS members) at £5 per copy.

See the Publications page for more about these books. Copies of Breamish and Till are also available in Cornhill Village Shop and the Lavender Tea Rooms and Village Shop in Etal.

 

There are also archaeological books and journals for sale. Net proceeds of sale go to TillVAS funds.