This is an archived press release
Friday 4 November 2016
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 2017.
The one day event will take place at Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre on Saturday January 7, and will include presentations by local experts on:
- Quarry Heritage – Ian Thomas, quarry historian
- Fieldwork at Derby Road, Wingerworth – Reuben Thorpe, Archaeological Research Services Ltd
- Peeling back the layers at Under Whitle – Ian Parker-Heath, Enrichment Through Archaeology
- Hays and Hagas: Early enclosures in Derbyshire from place name and fieldwork evidence – Sue Woore and Mary Wiltshire
- Gardom’s Edge: archaeology on the brink – Bill Bevan, inHeritage
- Our City Our River: Recent excavations in and around the Roman fort of Little Chester, Derby City – Gareth Davies & Paul Flintoft, Trent & Peak Archaeology
- Seeing the Wood for the Trees. High resolution Lidar survey in the Derwent Valley – Steve Malone, Trent & Peak Archaeology
- Recent Works – or a parting shot! – John Barnatt
The annual Archaeology Day is organised by heritage teams from the Peak District National Park, Derbyshire County Council and Chesterfield Borough Council.
Ken Smith, cultural heritage manager for the Peak District National Park, said: “Studying the way people lived in the past provides opportunities for us now and in the future to discover, look after and enjoy the heritage on our doorstep.
“The Archaeology Day is a brilliant way for people to catch up with the work of archaeologists in this area. It’s a great source of information and inspiration as it helps set the stories of the Peak District – Britain’s first national park – and Derbyshire in their local, regional and national contexts.”
The event is very popular and has a loyal following who return year on year. It has sold out in previous years, so it is essential to book.
The day, from 9.15am to 5.15pm, costs £10.50 (£7.50 for unwaged). Pre-booking is essential – call Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre on 01246 345777/8 for a booking form.