Lincolnshire Wolds Archaeology Festival launches with ground-breaking speakers

THE IMPORTANCE of past landscapes in the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty will be uncovered during a series of free events as part of the Festival of Archaeology which takes place from Saturday July 11 to Thursday July 23.

The first week of the Festival launches on July 11 at 2pm in Franklin Hall, Spilsby. Renowned archaeologist Dr. Kevin Leahy will discuss pre-history in Lincolnshire, exploring the great Neolithic burial grounds of the Lincolnshire Wolds and explaining the significance of Bronze Age and Iron Age finds un-earthed in the county.

Something for the children next as youngsters aged six to 11 are invited to experience life as a Roman solider at the Class Room in the Woods near Ashby-cum-Fenby. Setting Up Camp – Roman Style! is on Sunday July 12 from 10am to 2.30pm. Places are limited so booking is essential by calling 01507 609740.  

Historic England’s Inspector of Ancient Monuments, Tim Allen, will be at the Conoco Room in Louth Library on Monday July 13 at 2pm to give a special one off talk on the National Importance of Lincolnshire Wolds Archaeology.

A six mile morning walk starting at 9am on Thursday July 16 will help attendees discover Biscathorpe’s Layers of History, which include a deserted medieval village site, a chalk stream and military structures. Start point will be given at the time of booking please call 01529 461499 to reserve your place.

The Lincolnshire Wolds Festival of Archaeology is organised by community heritage project Down Your Wold, which is a Heritage Lottery Funded partnership between the Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service and charity Heritage Lincolnshire. More details about these events and activities in the Festival’s second week can be found here: www.down-your-wold.com/events.

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