Richard III Friary

De Montfort University have fun a fabulous fly over reconstruction of Leicester Gray Friary and Cathedral.

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Excavating opportunity for Leicestershire YAC

As mentioned in our latest newsletter, we are really excited to be able to offer our YAC members another opportunity to get their hands dirty excavating.

On Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th July the Charnwood Roots project is running a Community Archaeology project in Anstey, Leicestershire. The project is opening 30 Test-Pits across the village and we have been offered the opportunity to excavate a Test-Pit of our own from beginning to end. A Test-Pit is a small archaeological excavation, consisting of a square trench measuring 1m by 1m and up to 1m deep that can dug be by hand, by anyone, in an open space in their garden. The Test Pit is dug methodically, i.e. layer by layer, and carefully recorded, with the aim of identifying evidence of past human activity, usually by finding pieces of pottery and other material, or, if you’re lucky, archaeological features such as rubbish pits, building postholes or wall foundations.

This is an exciting opportunity to not only get another chance to excavate but to also contribute to research in a village that has not been studied in this way before. Because we have one test-pit on each day, we will need to ask that you pre-book. We need to let the group know who is coming and when, so we need to ask that you book no later than Friday 18th July with your preferences out of the following time-slots;

Saturday 26th July

9.30am – 12.00noon

1.00pm – 2.30pm

2.45pm – 4.15pm

Sunday 27th July

9.30am – 12.00noon

1.00pm – 2.30pm

2.45pm – 4.15pm

We will send you confirmation of your booking along with details about the day including where to go, time and what to bring. A briefing will also be provided on the day so that everyone can get stuck in and learn more about this village.

To book or if you have any questions about the day, please feel free to get in touch on LeicestershireYAC@gmail.com

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Triumph of Roman Jewry Wall

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Looking for something to do today? Jewry Wall are hosting the Triumph of Roman. Food, Games and Romans for everyone!

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Events at Jewry Wall Sunday 13th July

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YAC Fundraising: Dragon Boat Race 13th July

Representatives from the Young Archaeologist Club, as part of their fundraising effort, will be taking part in the York Dragon Boat Race  (Sunday 13th July).

To Donate Click Here

Their target is to raise £2,000 and the money will be divided in the following way

  1. YAC is the only UK-wide club for children and young people who want to get involved in archaeology. The 63 volunteer-run YAC Branches throughout the UK provide thousands of opportunities every year for young people to dig and discover. Your donation will help to provide training, support and resources for our volunteers.
  2. The York Dragon Boat Race also supports the Jack Raine Foundation, which gives support to vulnerable children and young people. One third of the money we raise will go to them.

The New YAC Dolls are made up of staff from the Council for British Archaeology, YAC volunteers, and our very good friend Phil Harding, who will be in the prow of our boat drumming us to victory! (Maybe!) Come and see us on Facebook

To Donate Click Here

 

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Next Meet

Hey members check your email software. Details of the next meet at Grace Dieu have been sent to you.

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World War I Road Show

Ever wondered what life was like during WWI at home? 

What was school like? 

How did your relatives get on with their every day life?

Do you want to know more about your relatives who lived during WWI?

Why not visit one of the WWI at Home Live Event which is touring around the UK, to find out for yourself.

This event reflects on the impact the war had on families and communities, as well as helping people to explore their own relatives’ links to the war

A dates for your diary

  • August 23-24: Leicester City Festival, BBC Radio Leicester
  • September 19 – 20: Nottingham, Nottingham Fields of Battle Exhibition

To find out more see World War I Road Show and BBC WWI Page

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Richard III To Stay!!!

Good News for all our Richard III fans.

It has been announced today that Richard III is to stay,and will be buried at Leicester Cathedral.

For the University of Leicester News Click here

For the BBC News article Click here

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YAC Fundraising: Dragon Boat Race 13th July

Representatives from the Young Archaeologist Club, as part of their fundraising effort, will be taking part in the York Dragon Boat Race  (Sunday 13th July).

To Donate Click Here

Their target is to raise £2,000 and the money will be divided in the following way

  1. YAC is the only UK-wide club for children and young people who want to get involved in archaeology. The 63 volunteer-run YAC Branches throughout the UK provide thousands of opportunities every year for young people to dig and discover. Your donation will help to provide training, support and resources for our volunteers.
  2. The York Dragon Boat Race also supports the Jack Raine Foundation, which gives support to vulnerable children and young people. One third of the money we raise will go to them.

The New YAC Dolls are made up of staff from the Council for British Archaeology, YAC volunteers, and our very good friend Phil Harding, who will be in the prow of our boat drumming us to victory! (Maybe!) Come and see us on Facebook

To Donate Click Here

 

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