Searching for an Ancient Road

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

The Daily Grind or a Millstone round your Neck

The stalwarts of the Hallaton Field Work Group have been out and about over the last few weeks, in all weathers,  searching for a deserted village in the Welland Valley.  Imagine our surprise then when we came across three wedge shape pieces of rock lying together. Upon closer examination it became clear that they formed half of a millstone. Well more accurately, half of the … Continue reading The Daily Grind or a Millstone round your Neck

Visit to Tilton on the Hill 27 March 2018

It is always a particular pleasure when one of our own members shares his knowledge with our group. Yesterday Malcolm Green proved to be a very well informed guide to the historical wonders of his village, Tilton on the Hill. Ten of us were treated to a fascinating walk around this small village, but with a large history. Our archaeological highlights began with a study … Continue reading Visit to Tilton on the Hill 27 March 2018

Flint Knapping by Bob Wells

On a cold February evening Slawston Village Hall was brought to life by the warm embrace of a riveting talk and demonstration by our old friend, Bob Wells. Many will know of his superb expertise in flint knapping and the recreation of early stone tools and weapons. We were treated to a typically humorous and self-deprecating talk by Bob, interspersed with fine anecdotes and country … Continue reading Flint Knapping by Bob Wells

Excursion to Durobrivae and St. Kynaburgha Church (Peterborough)

Monday, August 7th 2017 It was very pleasing to see an amalgamation of several Leicestershire-based Fieldworking Groups join together for an enlightening day superbly organised by the St Kynaburgha Building Preservation Trust.  The party of 48 was privileged to be escorted by Dr Stephen Upex – who has published papers and books on a variety of topics including Roman Archaeology of the Nene Valley (The … Continue reading Excursion to Durobrivae and St. Kynaburgha Church (Peterborough)