Festival of British Archaelogy Poster Displays

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These pages are online versions of regular public displays presented by UWHG for the Festival of British Archaeology over several years.

 

The topics are varied and represent the range of activities and interests of the group. The illustrations and text of the display are presented here, but not in the original form as transferring the large amount of information for our website has inevitably altered their appearance.  

 

We are immensely grateful to Phil and Pat Carroll, founder members of UWHG for the enormous amount of work that they put into the creation of these displays.

Festival of British Archaeology 2008           The Threshfield Quarry Research Project

Festival of British Archaeology 2009           Uncovering the Kilns in Kilnsey

Festival of British Archaeology 2010           Grassington’s Ancient Fields - High Close

Festival of British Archaeology 2012           Whitfield Syke

Festival of British Archaeology 2012           Boskins Booses and Barns

 
Threshfield Quarry
Festival of British Archaeology (FoBA) 2008

This was a two sided display consisting of 32 panels and was produced by the UWHG for the Festival of British Archaeology in 2008. (for the purposes of web display the contents of the lower panels (Oral history) have been compressed into one panel/webpage)

It was displayed it at Church House, Grassington and at Long Ashes Leisure Park for the Festival. It was also displayed at the North Yorkshire County Council’s Historic Enviroment day in Northallerton and was later  loaned to the Tarmac Quarry at Swinden. A small section was displayed at the Yorkshire Dales National Park’s Historic Enviroment event at Grassington.

Further information about the Threshfield Quarry Project can be viewed on the Yorkshire Dales Landscape Research Trust’s website here.

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      Panels 1 - 8

Panel 1: Lime burning

Panel 2: Quarry project

Panel 3: Limestone

Panel 4: Local geology

Panel 5: Human impact

Panel 6: The history

Panel 7: Earlier land use

Panel 8: Building records

Panels 9 - 16

Panel 9:   Quarry growth

Panel 10: The quarry today

Panel 11: Census returns

Panel 12: Quarry remains

Panel 13: Railway links

Panel 14: Local colliery

Panel 15: Plans of the colliery

Panel 16: Quarry routes

Acknowledgments

The Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group would like to express grateful thanks to the following for their assistance and contributions to this display The Coal Authority, Clive Midgely, David Johnson, Arthur & Rita Berry, Tarmac Quarry Products, Donald Binns, David Pritchard, Lamberts Garage (Threshfield) and to the management and staff of the Long Ashes Leisure Centre for again hosting the exhibition.

The UWHG would also like to acknowledge the contributions made to this display by the following  group members and local residents who made up the Quarry Research Team.

Alison Armstrong, Chris Bonsall, Pat & Phil Carroll, Pauline Dodsworth, Janis Heward, David Johnson, Jane Lunnon, Dr. Roger Martlew, Helen McKinlay, Clive Midgley, David Pritchard, Ruth Spencer, Barbara Thompson, David Thornton, Jill Sykes, Sonia Wilkinson & Alan Williams.
Special thanks are due to:


David Johnson for constant support and technical expertise, Helen McKinlay & Jill Sykes for artistic re-creation work, Phil & Pat Carroll who produced and presented this display, Dr Roger Martlew for graphics, valuable contributions and assistance and Alan Williams who launched it into cyberspace.

 
Uncovering the Kilns in Kilnsey
Festival of British Archaeology (FoBA) 2009

This was a two sided display detailing the recording and excavation of a lime kiln and corn drying kiln on the Kilnsey Town Piece. It was displayed at the April 2009 YDNPA day school in Grassington as well Grassington village and at Long Ashes as part of the Festival of British Archaelogy later that year. The display also detailed the participation of teachers and pupils of Kettlewell Primary School and an account by Catherine Batty, a pupil of Skipton Girls High School.

The Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group would like to express grateful thanks to the following for their assistance and contributions to this display.


The 'Awards for All' fund for financial support, the Yorkshire Dales Landscape Research Trust for technical assistance with surveying and to the Ingleborough Archaeology Group for access to their 2007 Kiln Report.


To the members of the Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group and Ingleborough Archaeology Group who participated In the 2008 excavation and who provided photographs, to Roger Martlew and David Johnson for their professional involvement and to Sonla Wilkinson for kindly providing copies of Peter Kemplay's reconstructional artwork.


To the management and staff of the Long Ashes Leisure Centre for again hosting the exhibition, and finally to Pat and Phll Carroll, for producing this display.

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The Corn Drying Kiln

Panel 1:   Background

Panel 2:   Evidence

Panel 3:   Surveying

Panel 4:   Recording

Panel 5:   Excavation

Panel 6:   The Kiln Exposed

Panel 7:   Artefacts

Panel 8:   Conclusions
Panel 9:   Explanation

Panel 10: Corn Drying Kilns

The Lime Kiln

Panel 1: Introduction

Panel 2: Excavation

Panel 3: Artefacts

Panel 4: Conclusion

Panel 5: Operation

Panel 6: Lime Kilns

Kettlewell School

Panel 1: Involvement

Panel 2: Surveying

Panel 3: Archaelogical Dig!

Panel 4: Excavation

Report by Catherine Batty

Panel 1: Scoop Uncovered

Panel 2: The Work Begins

Panel 3: Completion

Acknowledgments
The thanks of the Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group are given to the following local people for their supportive participation and valuable contributions towards the oral history section of the project.


For sharing their memories of farming in the dale:
Mary Maxfield (nee Harrison), Michael Harrison and Bryan Metcalfe.
For the donation of supporting local photographs:
Rita Maxfield for Grassington Haymaking, Rita Berry for Town Head
Bullock Cart and Mary Maxfield for the other farming photographs

 

Long Ashes Park
Each year since 2006, the Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group have been fortunate in having the support of the Long Ashes Management and Staff. Without their open and generous hospitality, the group would not be able to mount such long-standing Festival of British Archaeology displays, and for this kind help we are most grateful.

Once again the UWHG committee would like to express their thanks to Pat & Phil Carroll for their time and hard work in producing this display

The full excavation report of the corn drying kiln at Kilnsey can be found here (this is a 6.8Mb file so may take a while to download)

Grassington’s Ancient Fields
Phase 1 - High Close
Festival of British Archaeology (FoBA) 2010

This was a display consisting of 16 panels and was produced by the UWHG for the Festival of British Archaeology in 2010. It was displayed it at Church House, Grassington and at Long Ashes Leisure Park for the Festival.
Further information about the project can be viewed on the Yorkshire Dales Landscape Research Trust’s website here

Click Start on an image to view the display panels - then navigate forwards and backwards with the < > arrows

Panels 1 - 8

Panel 1: Project Introduction

Panel 2: A Landscape Over Time

Panel 3: Local Field Systems

Panel 4: The Survey Plans

Panel 5: Bronze Age Cairn

Panel 6: Early Investigations

Panel 7: Previous Examinations

Panel 8: Historic Environment

Panels 9 - 16

Panel 9:   Farming The Enclosure

Panel 10: Project Methodology

Panel 11: Landscape Surveying

Panel 12: The Wall - Introduction

Panel 13: Parliamentary Walls

Panel 14: The Wall - Profile

Panel 15: The Wall - Features

Panel 16: Keeping The Records

Acknowledgments
The thanks of the Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group are given to the following local people for their supportive participation and valuable contributions towards the oral history section of the project.


For sharing their memories of farming in the dale:
Mary Maxfield (nee Harrison), Michael Harrison and Bryan Metcalfe.
For the donation of supporting local photographs:
Rita Maxfield for Grassington Haymaking, Rita Berry for Town Head
Bullock Cart and Mary Maxfield for the other farming photographs

 

Long Ashes Park
Each year since 2006, the Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group have been fortunate in having the support of the Long Ashes Management and Staff. Without their open and generous hospitality, the group would not be able to mount such long-standing Festival of British Archaeology displays, and for this kind help we are most grateful.

Once again the UWHG committee would like to express their thanks to Pat & Phil Carroll for their time and hard work in producing this display

 
Whitfield Syke Project
Festival of British Archaeology (FoBA) 2012

This was a display consisting of 4 panels and was produced by the UWHG for the Festival of British Archaeology in 2012. It was displayed it at Yorkshire Dales National Park Historical Environment Day, Town Hall, Grassington and at Skipton Library during the Festival.

Acknowledgements:
Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group gratefully acknowledges the support of the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority, Bolton Abbey Estates, Yorkshire Water Authority and Skipton Public Library.
Special thanks to the Craven Museum and Art Gallery for permission to use the historic photographs employed above.
Also to Dr Roger Martlew and Dr David Johnson for their support and Helen McKinlay for her reconstruction artwork.
Thanks are also due to Pat & Phil Carroll for all their long hours of work and dedication involved in producing this display.

 

Appreciation:
Grateful thanks are given to the following members of the Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group who were heavily involved with the research and fieldwork for the Whitfield Syke Project.
Namely: Alison Armstrong, Vera Brearey, Pat Carroll, Phil Carroll, David Hill, Peter Gallagher, David Johnson, Chris Lunnon, Jane Lunnon, Roger Martlew, Ruth Spencer, Jennifer Stearn, Susan Stearn, Tony Stearn, David Thornton, David Turner and Alan Williams and to others who assisted.

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Panels 1 - 4

Panel 1: Survey Work

Panel 2: The History

Panel 3: Mill Growth

Panel 4: Water Power

 

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