Bedale Archaeology & History Society

Programme 2023


10 Jan.    AGM + Cows & Crucifixion:  a remarkable Roman roadside settlement in Cambridgeshire    David Ingham FSA MCIfA

7 Feb.    Trains and Treasures:  a museum collection    Christine Hutchinson, Collections Officer, Preston Hall Museum & Grounds  zoom

7 Mar.    From the Iron Age to the Romans in the Southern Vale of York    Dr Jon Kenny MCIfA[1]  zoom

4 Apr.    Heaven on Earth:  Cathedral Building in the Gothic Age    Dr Emma J. Wells MCIfA FRSA SFHEA, University of York

2 May    The Forgotten War in Yorkshire:  English Civil War ‘battles’ in 1642/43    Mike Turpin, Archivist at CBA Yorkshire

6 June    ‘Weird and atypical, even degenerate’… or then again, maybe not?  Early Neolithic enclosures in the North    Al Oswald, FSA, Dept of Archaeology, University of York

4 July    Guided tour of Bedale[2]    Society members

5 Sep.    The Crimes of Dr Gramshaw[3]    Rosemary Cook  zoom

3 Oct.    The Percival Turnbull Memorial Lecture:  From Celtic Shrines to Romano-Celtic Temples – recent research and excavations  in Britain    AC King FSA, Emeritus Professor                 of Roman Archaeology, University of Winchester

7 Nov.    Research & records using the Archives of the CWGC    Andrew Thornton, Commonwealth War Graves Commission

5 Dec.    Irish Romanesque art and architecture in the 12th century    Christiaan Corlett, archaeologist, historian & photographer  zoom

Most talks take place in Bedale Hall and on Zoom at 7.30 pm on the first Tuesday in the month.  Some talks are Zoom only.


[1] 2015 CBA Marsh Community Archaeologist of the Year


Facebook:  Yorkshire Community Archaeology

Twitter:  @JKcomarc



Film:  Hidden Context TV on You Tube at

Aerial:  Yorkshire Archaeological Aerial Mapping:

[2] Including members of Boroughbridge LHS

[3] The downfall of a Yorkshire doctor, involving love, lust, lies, adultery, bigamy & insanity