Bedale Archaeology & History Society

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

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

Maxine Willett BA MA, archivist

10 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.

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.

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:


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Bedale Archaeology & History Society

Programme 2020

14 Jan.

AGM + The Examination and Trouble of Thomas Parkinson

Lauren Goodall BA

4 Feb.

Recent work at Fountains

Mark Newman MA MCIfA FSA, Archaeological Consultant

3 Mar.

Conflict Casualties: the archaeological recovery of bodies from conflict zones1

Dr Dave Errickson ACSFS FHEA, Lecturer in Archaeology/Anthropology, Cranfield Forensic Institute

7 Apr.

Lead, Leats, Mines and Mills – Lead and Coal Mining in Upper Wharfedale

William Varley, Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group

5 May

The Steel Remains: Recent research on the artefacts from the Bombardment of the Hartlepools

Mark Simmons MPhil, Curator (Museum Development), Hartlepool Borough Council

2 June

LiDAR – Archaeological Advances in the North York Moors National Park

Graham Lee, Archaeological Officer, North York Moors National Park

7 July


Guided walk: The Black Path – Industrial Archaeology between Middlesbrough and South Bank

Michael Thompson, River Tees Rediscovered Landscape

1 Sep.

4th Percival Turnbull Memorial Lecture – Roman Bedfordshire: Imperial estate or back of beyond?

David Ingham FSA MCIfA

7 Oct.

Women of the ‘45

Michael Thompson, Teesside Archaeological Society

3 Nov.

Representation of the Mesolithic as a male hunters’ paradise? I think not. Let's redress the balance!

Dr Donald Henson FSA, MCIfA, Associate Lecturer in Archaeology, University of York

1 Dec.

The Pontefract Murder

Eric Jackson, Pontefract & District Family History Society


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

April visit to Aldborough Roman town, Tues, Thurs or Fri afternoon


1 Dave’s talk will cover some WWII sites, some slave ships in the UK (and digging for Britain), the Indian Mutiny of 1857 and perhaps the Spanish Civil War.