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Derbyshire Archaeology Day

Derbyshire Archaeology Day Chesterfield

A full day of archaeology talks which, this year, range from the Iron Age through Roman Derventio to the Vikings and the Industrial Revolution. There will be a look at the South West Peak and Small Heritage Adoption projects, and the effects of moorland wildfires on heritage and habitats.

The day is organised by the Peak District National Park Authority and Derbyshire County Council, working with Chesterfield Borough Council.

Tickets are available from Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre or Chesterfield Theatres.

Pre-booking is essential as tickets will not be available on the day of the event.


9:15 – 9:45 Arrival and registration

Tea and coffee available for which a charge will be made.

Chair: Steve Baker, Derbyshire County Council

9:45 – 9:50 Opening remarks – Andrew McCloy (Chair, PDNPA)

9:50 – 10:20 Derventio, the Beginning or the End. Results of the Our City Our River flood scheme excavations ­– Steve Malone, Trent & Peak Archaeology

10:20 – 10:50 Iron Age and Roman occupation at Hanging Banks, Derby Road, Wingeworth – Laura Binns, Trent & Peak Archaeology

11:00 – 11:30 Coffee (free of charge)

11:30 – 12:00 The ‘Brindley Gates’ on the Cromford Canal at Whatstandwell – Adam Lodoen, ARS Ltd

12:00 – 12:30 The Derbyshire Historic Buildings Trust – its purpose and mission – Derek Latham, DHBT

12:40 – 14:00 Lunch (not provided but theatre bar open for sale of sandwiches)

Chair: Anna Badcock, Peak District National Park Authority

14:00 – 14:30 Repton and the Vikings: New tales from old bones – Cat Jarman, University of Bristol

14:30 – 15:00 Lumford Mill, Bakewell: recent archaeological investigations at Richard Arkwright’s cotton-spinning mill – Caitlin Halton and Emma Grange, ARS Ltd

15:10 – 15:40 Tea (free of charge)

15:40 – 16:10 Cultural heritage in the South West Peak: the Barns & Buildings and Smell Heritage Adoption Projects – Catherine Parker Heath, PDNPA

16:10 – 16:40 Moorland wildfires: working in partnership for heritage and habitats – Anna Badcock and Natalie Ward, PNDPA

16:40 Closing Remarks

16:50 Depart

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  • £11
  • £8 - Concessions
  • Under 16s free

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