A visit to Apethorpe Palace in Northamptonshire was very well attended. This was our second organised visit, the first being in August 2017. The tour guide advised us that no photos could be taken either inside or outside because a German prince had died in a riding accident when staying as a guest of the owners in June. They had had their fair share of … Continue reading Visit to Apethorpe Palace
On Tuesday, 29th May, Malcolm Green invited the Group on a visit to two places of interest in Lowesby, a small village near Tilton. There were ten members attending. The first place of interest was a Branch Line Country Railway Station which had been completely rebuilt just as it had been originally in the late 1880’s but this time adjusted for modern day living as … Continue reading Visit to Lowesby
At the AGM the retiring chairman John Morison gave a talk on pilgrimage to Hallaton and the hilltop chapel of St Morrell and the research that led up to the discovery, all illustrated with some 80 slides. The talk began with details of the family background of St Morrell in the 5th century and his period as bishop of Angers. Then the close ecclesiastical connection … Continue reading Pilgrimage to St Morrell’s Chapel
Once again our group of enthusiasts have been busy combining a social morning with the valuable task of marking up another selection of our pottery finds. The group has an extensive collection of pottery found while field walking in Hallaton and the surrounding Welland valley. These always need to be “pot washed” and then marked up so that their location can be identified. After that … Continue reading Marking up our Pottery Finds.
The Hallaton Field Work Group team were out and about early last Sunday. A 7.30 AM start ensured that we arrived at Beaumanor Hall, Woodhouse in good time to put up the displays showcasing our archaeological work but with a backdrop of WW1 in Hallaton. The LAHS had filled the major rooms of Beaumanor Hall with a wide selection of stalls displaying the work of … Continue reading L.A.H.S. History Fair
On a misty day in April a good turnout of HFWG members assembled in a field on the outskirts of Hallaton. The task was a potentially exciting one, as they were looking for any evidence of the line of an ancient roadway. Part of this road is visible nearby but then it fades. What was now needed was something more than guesswork. So out came … Continue reading Searching for an Ancient Road
At the April meeting of HFWG we were treated to a superb talk by Ken and Hazel Wallace on the Hallaton Treasure Hoard. Hazel told us of the early days of the Hallaton Field Work Group and then Ken enthralled us with an account of how he had first discovered, with metal detecting, a few rare Corieltavi celtic silver coins and then over many months … Continue reading The Hallaton Treasure Hoard