Programme for 2016/17


Summer Field Trip:

Saturday 3rd September: Stanwick Earthworks Fieldtrip - note new date below
As promised, there are two attachments, detailing:-
 a) how to get to the site from the A1 at Scotch Corner and
 b) info on the starting point at Aldbrough St Johnmeeting at 11.30am – plus our subsequent programme.
- Please note that the visit includes a walk of ca3.6 miles and involves crossing several stiles.
- Party size will be limited to a maximum of 20 people
- If you would like to come on this fieldtrip please contact Yvonne Luke . Bookings will be made on a first come - first served basis

Rescheduling of Stanwick visit to Sat 24 Sept due to inclement weather

Queen Cartimandua has rescheduled the PRS visit to Stanwick due to a very inclement weather forecast for today.  She wishes us to fully appreciate the location, extent and grandeur of the Royal Estate, and is concerned we may not quite achieve this in the driving rain and winds.

It will now take place on Saturday 24 September - same arrangements as before.  We very much hope that the sun will shine on us next time - we will see!  Please contact Yvonne Luke 01943 602422 if you would like to join us.

Winter Lecture Programme: dates for your diary:-

29th October 2016: YDLRT/ YAHS day school at Grassington Town Hall,
‘Britons and Romans in the North Pennines’

3rd December 2016: 10.30am: at Swarthmore,
Yorkshire Quern Survey AGM + Visiting Speaker [TBA]

3rd December 2016: Xmas PRS meeting at Swarthmore,
2.00pm: Prof Terry O’Connor: (University of York) ‘New Thoughts on Animals in Prehistoric Yorkshire’
3.30pm: Debbie Hallam (University of Bradford): 'The Bronze Age Funerary Cups of Northern England'.

11th March 2017: 11.00am ‘Members Morning’ meeting at Swarthmore.
Following the success of our inaugural morning session, we’ll focus on two 30 minute talks, allowing more time for subsequent discussion. One candidate is known (Rachel Wood – on a [new] later prehistoric ‘hillfort’ at Crambeck, N Yorks). Please contact me with your ideas for the second presentation.

11th March 2017: 2.00pm AGM meeting at Swarthmore;
 Speaker: Don Henson (University of York)
‘The re-colonisation of the north: early Mesolithic settlers make Star Carr their home’.


Prehistoric Yorkshire 54:The deadline for final submissions of your articles is end-September 2016.

E-Mail Addresses: If your details have changed, please let me know, so our list remains up-to-date.


John Cruse                                               18/8/16