Forthcoming Events                                 

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

Come along and see what we do .......  you might get the bug and join us!

Pot Drawing - Ticknall Village Hall, last Thursday in the month, 7 till 9pm -      31st May, 28th June, 26th July, 27th September, 25th October, 29th November  


Tree recording

 Fieldwalking -      next one 26th May   - as and when fields become available, with follow ups of sorting and recording.

Sorting finds -  

Doncaster Pottery Conference - Saturday 12th May

Excavations -   Friday 1st June to Sun 3rd       - excavation, digging and washing
                         Wednesday 6th June to Sat 9th - digging and washing
                         Tuesday 12th June to Fri 15th   - recording
                         Saturday 16th June                    - backfilling

                         Saturday 18th August                - 1 day 1 trench dig at 2 The Green

Nottingham Local Archaeology and Local History Day -  Saturday 23rd June

Visit to Avoncroft Museum of Buildings - Saturday 11th August

TARG meal - November

Visit to Laxton - date to be arranged


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. 

Ashby - follow up on 'How to read houses'

Ticknall village - follow up on 'How to read houses'

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.