Learn about Craven's archaeology

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Date of issue: 19 June 2017

The Ingleborough Archaeology Group is giving a series of illustrated talks about some of the recent projects its members have been involved with.

The event is on Tuesday 11 July at the Ingleborough Community Centre in Ingleton. It starts at 7.30pm, entry is free and refreshments will be available. The event is part of an exhibition that the Group is staging throughout the whole of July. The exhibition is open from 10am to 4pm every day between Saturday 1 July and Sunday 30 July (excluding 14-17 July). As well as displays about the projects, the exhibition will include photographs, finds and artefacts.

Ingleborough Archaeology Group consists of keen amateurs and is one of the most active and successful local archaeology groups in the North of England. The Group is highly regarded for the quality of its excavation and surveying work and it has produced a range of publications and reports about its activities. Over the last two years members have been working on a range of sites, including Thorns, a deserted hamlet near Ribblehead, and former settlements in Crummack Dale and Chapel-le-Dale that possibly date back to Anglo-Saxon times.

Carol Howard, the Group’s secretary, said: “The exhibition and talks are the Group's contribution to the Festival of Archaeology organised nationally by the Council for British Archaeology.”

The exhibition and some of the archaeological projects are also part of Stories in Stone, a four-year programme of community and heritage projects developed by the Ingleborough Dales Landscape Partnership, which is led by local charity Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust and mainly funded by National Lottery players through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Don Gamble, Stories in Stone Scheme Manager, said: “I’m delighted that Stories in Stone has been able to support the Ingleborough Archaeology Group. The quality of the Group’s work is outstanding and its finds are furthering our understanding of how our predecessors lived and worked in this fantastic area. The exhibition promises to be fascinating and I’d encourage anyone with an interest to come along.”

To find out more contact Carol Howard by emailing or visit the Group’s website at Details about lots more events and activities taking place in the Ingleborough area can be found on the Overground Underground Festival website

Image:Part of a former house revealed during the excavation at the deserted hamlet of Thorns, near Ribblehead.

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