Festival of Archaeology 2018 events in Bottesford
Talks and discovery walks in Bottesford.
Tuesday 17th July. Door open at 7 for 7.30pm, Bottesford Community Library, Grantham Road, Bottesford, NG13 0DF.
The Finding of the Newark Torc and other Treasures
Join Maurice Richardson, a metal detectorist from Newark of more than 50 years’ experience, for an account of his finding of the Newark torc, and of the many other artifacts he has uncovered over the years.
Thursday 19th July. Door open 7 for 7.30pm, Bottesford Community Library, Grantham Road, Bottesford, NG13 0DF.
Bridging Two Cultures: a commercial archaeological evaluation at Easthorpe
Join Dr Mireya Rodriguez Gonzales to hear about the excavation on ancient pasture in Easthorpe which discovered new evidence of the lost history of Bottesford parish.
Saturday 21st July. Starts at 2pm at the Market Cross, Grantham Road, Bottesford, NG13 0DF.
A Village History Walk in Bottesford
Join Neil Fortey to examine the historic streets and buildings of Bottesford and earthworks next to Easthorpe’s medieval manor and the location of recent archaeological investigation at Green Lane. Walking shoes and waterproofs recommended. Dogs must be on their lead. Refreshments afterwards at the library.
Friday 27th July. Door opens 7 for 7.30pm, St Mary’s parish church, Rectory Lane, Bottesford, NG13 0BA
Medieval Carvings in Leicestershire and Rutland
Leicestershire and Rutland’s churches contain over six thousand medieval carvings depicting subjects including grotesque beasties, so-called ‘Green Men’ and even rather rude exhibitionists. Join Bob Trubshaw, who leads the project to photograph and record them.
Saturday 28th July. Starts at 2pm at the church porch, St Mary’s parish church, Rectory Lane, Bottesford, NG13 0BA.
Graffiti and Gargoyles – A Discovery Walk of St Mary’s, Bottesford
Join Joyce Slater for a discovery walk around St Mary’s to examine results of a new survey of graffiti in St Mary’s alongside the medieval carvings and the monuments of the Earls and Countesses of Rutland. Light waterproofs recommended and binoculars a good idea. Refeshments available at the end of the tour.
Admission to each event is £3 for adults payable at the door, under-18s free. In aid of Bottesford Community Library and the Friends of St Mary’s.
Please reserve your places. Call the library answerphone 01949 842696 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Further information: Facebook Bottesford History
The full festival leaflet is available at Bottesford Library, at: http://leicsfieldworkers.co.uk/festival-of-archaeology. and on Facebook LeicsArchFest