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 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
The community excavations at Hallaton have finished for another year and have resulted in some great discoveries. One of the objectives was to look at the Roman deposits and we certainly found a lot of that. Across the eastern part of the site was a thick Roman layer – we are not at all sure what this is but it could be some kind of … Continue reading Hare Pie Dig