Bedale Archaeology & History Society 2019


Bedale Archaeology & History Society

Programme 2019
5 Mar. The application of 3D technology to archaeology and heritage Dr Dave Errickson ACSFC, lecturer in Forensic Science, Teesside University
2 Apr. Lost Railway Stations between Middlesbrough and Redcar[1] Michael Thompson, River Tees Rediscovered Landscape Partnership
7 May The origins of the Anglo-Saxons, their legacy and relevance Jenny Ashby, Yorkshire English Companions
4 June Family History Research – A Beginners’ Guide[2] Maxine Willett BA MA, archivist
2 July Walk – The Geology and Industrial Archaeology of the Keld Heads Lead Mine and Cobscar Smelt Mill David Shaw MSc, consultant geologist
3 Sep. 3rd Percival Turnbull Memorial Lecture: Wheeldale – the end of the Roman road? Blaise Vyner, consultant archaeologist
1 Oct. Dead Men Do Tell Tales: death and burial in the archaeological record John Buglass BSc MA MIfA, consultant archaeologist
5 Nov. Mortal Remains:   Photographing the Towton Battlefield skeletons Eric Houlder LRPS MIfL etc.
3 Dec. Romans on your Doorstep Wendy Hyam, Friends of Roman Aldborough

All talks take place in Bedale Hall on Tuesdays and start at 7.30 pm.

[1] Michael will be taking us on an imaginary railway journey from Middlesbrough station to Redcar’s first station – which isn’t where you think it is – passing Redcar’s first hotel and stopping at all the disused and now lost stations. There will be tales of a public house that once had the reputation of ruining many a relationship and marriage, a train crash and two incidents that took place during WWII.

[2] An introduction to the most easily accessible resources available to help you to uncover more about your family history, using examples connected to Bedale. It is easy to assume that everything is online and available at the click of a button but a methodical approach is required to ensure you are tracing your ancestors and not those of someone with a similar name. Further information on Maxine’s website:

Coming up


Tour de Yorkshire – Bedale hosts the finish of stage 1 of the women’s race and stage 2 of the men’s race on 3 May. The actual finish will be near to the pedestrian crossing after a sprint from Burneston.  More details to follow as plans develop. 19 April Middleham Stables Open Day  16 April-14 July Himalayan […]

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