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
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
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
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