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See  http://www.mercian-as.co.uk for great community archeology opportunities.

To take part in these activities you must be a member of TARG.  Please join us!

Pot Drawing - Ticknall Village Hall, last Thursday in the month, 7 till 9pm -      November 30th (last for 2017).

Resistivity - Ticknall Churchyard, Saturday 4th November, 10am - to survey the old church to find the foundations, also the area with no modern burials.

Tree recording
 

 Fieldwalking
As and when, when the fields are available.
Dates for fieldwalking are usually short notice and subject to change due to dependance on ground conditions and crops.

Sorting finds

TARG Meal - November 17th at the Wheel.


Excavations

Walks

These usually take place at year end/beginning, when there is less foliage, so that we can see the landscape.
All are dependant on the weather, conditions underfoot, and visibility, as we shall be talking about what is still visible from the past. 

Calke Village and landscape    

Knowle Hill Walk 1  This walk takes in boundaries, the sites of a windmill and Ticknall workhouse, and medieval claypits.

Knowle Hill Walk 2   Includes woodbanks, boundaries and anglo-saxon ridge and furrow in Robin Wood.

Derby Hills Walk This walk looks at the layout and use of Derby Hills in the past, looking for what is still visible and what can be seen when the reservoir is low. We have information that goes back to the Civil War and Tudor times if not earlier.
The walk lasts 2 ½ - 3 hours although not all of this is walking time! 

Limeyards Walk. This is not your usual stroll through the Limeyards, we are looking at a particular part of the yards and for traces of the mill and its leat. It is a short walk, only 1 ½ - 2 hours but some scrambling is required and good footwear is a must.

More walks planned.