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Get up to date with the past at Archaeology Day 2014

This is an archived press release

Wednesday 4 December 2013

People interested in their local history can find out what archaeologists have been discovering in Derbyshire and the Peak District over the past year at Archaeology Day 2014.

The one day event will take place at Chesterfield's Pomegranate Theatre on Saturday 11 January, and include presentations on:

  • Repton revisited
  • A glimpse of medieval Derby: excavations on Bold Lane, Derby
  • Designation Derbyshire: a review of recently Scheduled Ancient Monuments
  • The Eastern Moors Partnership: managing heritage on the Eastern Moors
  • Understanding the Derwent Valley: developing a research framework for the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site
  • Ceramic production, distribution and prehistoric society in the Peak District National Park
  • An eighteenth century railway uncovered - the story of the Butterley Gangroad Project
  • Digging coal to make lime: 300 years of coal mining above Buxton

The annual Archaeology Day is organised by heritage teams from the Peak District National Park Authority, Derbyshire County Council and Chesterfield Borough Council.

Ken Smith, national park cultural heritage manager, said: "This is a great opportunity for Derbyshire and Peak District residents to catch up with the work of archaeologists in their area, from both the public and private sector.

"Often their work with volunteers from local historical and archaeological groups produces some of the most exceptional results, and people who've been involved are naturally interested in hearing more about them."

The event is very popular and has a loyal following who return year on year. It has sold out for the past four years.

The day, from 9.15am-5.15pm, costs £12 (£8 for unwaged). Pre-booking is essential – call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre on 01246 345777/8 for a booking form.

This is an archived press release

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