Visit to Coverdale on Monday 31st July

The second part of our al fresco ‘Stopping the Flood’ conference will take place on Monday 31st July, when we shall be visiting sites in Coverdale with researchers from the University of Leeds and their research partners. The day will start in Masham with presentations, followed by lunch and a visit to Coverdale in the afternoon. Numbers are limited to 20, so if anyone who has not already signed up wishes to join the group, please get in touch with the PLACE office as soon as possible (e-mail: place@yorksj.ac.uk).

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PLACE Publications available by post, summer 2017

Attached (via the link below) is our latest list of publications. All may be purchased from the PLACE Office on receipt of a cheque (payable to PLACE) for the appropriate amount. Address: Dr Margaret Atherden, PLACE Office, York St John University, Lord Mayor’s Walk, York, YO31 7EX. E-mail enquiries to: place@yorksj.ac.uk

Publications for sale summer 2017

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Walking in the Footsteps of William Smith – a geological trail around the Hackness area

PLACE has recently published a geological trail which takes visitors around some of the landmarks surveyed by William Smith in the Hackness area of the North York Moors, where he worked for some years. Written by Peter Robinson, the trail not only traces notable places where Smith worked but it also gives lots of background information on the area, including geology, geomorphology and botany, not to mention architectural features such as the church and hall. To see the cover, please click on the link below.

The price is £2.00 per copy plus £1.50 P & P. It is available from the PLACE Office.  To purchase a copy, please send a cheque to: Dr Margaret Atherden, PLACE Office, York St John University, Lord Mayor’s Walk, York, YO31 7EX.

Walking in the footsteps of William Smith

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Visit to Danelaw Viking Village, Murton, to follow short course on Viking Yorkshire

We have arranged a free visit to the Danelaw Viking Village, Murton, to follow our recent short course by Robert Wright on Viking Yorkshire.  It will take place from 7.00 to 9.00pm on Thursday 13th July. The staff at Murton will show us the reconstructed buildings and explain the re-enactments they present of life in Viking times. Refreshments will be available.

The Viking village is part of the Yorkshire Museum of Farming. To reach the site, take the A166 from York towards Bridlington, then the first turn left along Murton Lane.  Pass the farmers’ market and the lorry park and the Museum of Farming is the next site, with its own car park. If you wish to join us, please gather at the entrance just before 7.00pm

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Draft minutes of the 2017 PLACE Annual General Meeting in Beverley are now available on the website

The unadopted minutes of our 2017 AGM in Beverley are available via the link below.  They will be formally adopted at our 2018 AGM.

2017 AGM minutes

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