TillVAS Till Valley Archaeological Society
TillVAS             Till Valley Archaeological Society

Latest Newsletter -December 2017 and January 2018

 

Patron: Rt. Hon. Lord Joicey                                             www.tillvas.com                                       

Hon. President   : Dr. Chris Burgess                                

 

Best wishes for theFestive Season and the New Year to all our members andfriends

 

 

 

Our Next Meeting: Members’ Night

 

Wednesday, 6th December: 7 for 7.30 pm

 

Crookham Village Hall

 

3 for the price of 1!

 

Light refreshments with ample time to socialise and discuss

 

3 of our members will present short talks

 

Allan Colman

 

Deserted medieval villages

 

Mike Keating

 

Football, Maya style

 

 

 

Clive Hallam-Baker Battle of Carham

 

 

Village Atlas Exhibition: Saturday, 9th December, 10 am – 12 noon

Crookham Village Hall

This is an opportunity to see some of the maps, photographs and the vast

amount of information that has been collected so far. Some of the artifacts

gathered during the Mardon ‘dig’ – stone tools, iron age pottery and flints – will

also be on display.

 

Coffee, biscuits, raffle, Find the Joker & Book Stall.

 

No entry charge, but donations towards the cost of analysing and carbon dating the soil

samples, wood and bone from the Mardon ‘dig’ would be appreciated.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

There will also be another similar exhibition in Branxton Village Hall on Saturday, 10th February between 11 am and 2 pm

 

 

 

New Year’s Day Walk

1st January 2018!

Once again John Nolan has kindly agreed to lead a walk on

New Year’s Day. Details are being finalised at the moment.

If you are interested in taking part, please let Maureen know.

 

Our January 2018 Meeting

 

Wednesday, 3rd January: 7.30 pm

Crookham Village Hall

 

 

DAVID LOCKIE has a keen interest in his farm and its heritage and will share his knowledge with us in his talk: Ford Westfield Farm in the 19th Century

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: February 2018 Meeting

Building works are scheduled to take place in Crookham Village Hall, our usual meeting venue during February. We therefore expect to hold our February meeting in Branxton Village Hall.

More details in our next Newsletter

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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.