Just a reminder to book onto our November 22nd Meet on Finds Processing. To book on please email us on LeicestershireYAC@gmail.com
ALSO remember to fill in our YAC survey!
We would love your feedback on your experience of YAC this year.
- What have we been doing well?
- What could we do better?
- What have you enjoyed the most?
- What would you like us to do in the future?
Please complete our on-line survey
Jewry Wall have some fantastic events coming up, if you are looking for something to do why not pop along.
In September they have
- 13th September – Heritage Open Day (free)
- 21st September – Food and Cooking in Pre-history (free)
- 28th September – The Vikings and the Battle of Stamford Bridge (adults £2, children free)
There is many more taking place in October, November and December.
To find out what the Friends of Jewry Wall have been up too, and for full details of their events read their news letter:- Jewry Wall SEPT 14
Details on how to get to Jewry Wall visit the website here
Charnwood Roots Project is hosting an FREE geology workshops offering you the chance to glimpse into Charnwood’s 600 million year past. Open to everyone who is volunteering on the Charnwood Project.
The rich array of ancient rocks present in Charnwood Forest, a tantalising glimpses into its life as a volcanic island, a mountain range, a desert and even a seabed!
Experienced geologist Gill Weightman will be leading each session, during which you’ll get the opportunity to handle an assortment of rocks that are Charnwood born and bred; each with their own tale to tell. At the end of the session you’ll be a dab hand at rock identification – this will be particularly useful for those wanting to get involved with fieldwalking or to help with our landscape surveys next year.
- Saturday 6th September, 10.30am and 12.30pm at Coalville Library, High Street, Coalville, LE67 3EA
- Tuesday 23rd September, 2pm and 4pm at Mountsorrel Library and Learning Centre, Church House, The Green, Mountsorrel, LE12 7AF.
- Both venues have disabled access
Charnwood’s Geology Event
Book your place email firstname.lastname@example.org
Charnwood Project Contact details here to become a Charnwood Volunteer
We hope you have been enjoying all the different events available in Leicestershire organised for the Festival of Archaeology, this weekend is the last for this years Festival so if you’re not joining us for the Community dig in Anstey, don’t miss out!
As part of the Festival our friends at Jewry Wall are also running an event looking at Archery. It is running this Sunday 27th July, why not pop down to Jewry Wall Museum and find out all about Archery, from Robin Hood to the bowmen of Agincourt.
There will be themed trails and crafts, an opportunity to try your hand at the skill itself and costumed archers on hand to tell you all about it all!
Entrance is free with a small to charge to ‘have-a-go’ and crafts.
The event runs from 11.30am through until 3.30pm
As we are also part of the national Festival of Archaeology, there are free guided tours of the Bath house (12.00) and Treasures of the Museum (3.00)
Light refreshments are also available.
Something for everyone!
Enquires on 0116 2254971
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
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
- 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.
- 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
Festival of Archaeology is back!
12th – 27th July 2014
(put these dates in your diary)
Keep your eye on the LYAC webpage and the Festival of Archaeology website, for events taking place in Leicestershire and nationally.
We are very excited to let you all know about an event YAC’s running in partnership with the University of York this summer:
Great Excavations: YAC Family Archaeology Conference
is a whole day event at the University, giving young people a chance to hear from a range of archaeologists doing real contemporary research. There will be archaeologists speaking on Star Carr, the Himalayas, archaeological science, and Martin Carver talking about Sutton Hoo and his adventures round the world with a trowel! There’ll also be activities to take part in hosted by us and the team from Jorvik, and opportunities to find out more about what it’s like to study archaeology at university.
It’s on Saturday 26th July, 10.30am – 5pm, and it’s £10 per person with lunch included. Suitable for ages 8+, all children and young people must bring an adult (who needs their own ticket – it’s £10 per seat!). More information will be appearing periodically on this webpage: http://www.yac-uk.org/ebconf26
All set up at Jewry Wall. Make sure you pop in to say hi and see the owls. Make your own coin and play some Roman games. If you have time have tea and cake.
Doors open 1130!!!