Sunday, 17 July 2011

Event - CBA Festival of Archaeology (Worksop Library)

The Priories Historical Society's first exhibition for the Festival of British Archaeology held at Worksop Library on Saturday and Sunday was a great success.

Above: Members of the public looking at one of the displays. 
The society had boards of information on the Luddite uprising, Raymoth Lane, the Roman landscape of Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire, Throapham and Dinnington historical records as well as a photographic exhibition with explanations about each photo and examples of archaeology the group has found over the past several years.

The star find brought in by a member of the public were 3 Romano-British beehive querns found by Robin Orr near Ollerton.  Robin found these Hunsbury Hill type querns 15 years ago but didn't think anyone would be interested in them.  All three were in brilliant condition but were missing the bases. 
Above: One of the Romano British Hunsbury Hill type beehive quern tops. This top half would be rotated over a base stone. Note the moulded rim, U-shaped hopper and handle socket towards the bottom.

If you missed the Society's exhibition not to worry they will be at Throapham Church on July 30th and 31st for the final weekend of the Festival.

Thanks go out to Pam Cook, Sarah Perry, David Cook, Fiona Green, Roy and Pauline Haslehurst for helping out with the exhibition and answering the members of public questions as well as Friends of Throapham Church for lending us their display boards. Also big thanks to Worksop Library to lending us the room for the weekend and to everyone who publicised the event.

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