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Re: Archaeological surveying in Birklands

Postby moanersRus » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:50 pm

was anything found or light shed on whats there?
Of all the things i've lost, i miss my mind the most
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Re: Archaeological surveying in Birklands

Postby Garth Throstle » Sun Jan 23, 2011 4:22 pm

The experts agree that it is definitely something, but won't yet commit themselves to saying what sort of thing... or thyng. We'll know more when the 3D image from the topographical survey is presented at a meeting in late March and the University College London team's magnetometry report is published. The fact that both teams surveying the hill stayed beyond their allocated time indicates how interesting they found it.
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Re: Archaeological surveying in Birklands

Postby Garth Throstle » Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:03 pm

This week's BBC Radio 4 Open Country programme was recorded in Birklands. It covers Thynghowe (Hanger Hill), woodland management, beetles and furniture making. If you missed the transmission at 6:05 this morning :lol: it is repeated on Thurday 14th April at 3pm or you can listen again on http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b006qgft.

The Friends of Thynghowe will be holding their annual 'perambulation' walk in Birklands on Saturday 16th April. The walk will be just over 3 miles and will include many of the stories from the past of Thynghowe and the Forest of Birklands. The tour will last between 3 and 4 hours, starting from Warsop Windmill forestry gate at 10am. Everybody is welcome, you need to reserve your place through the Forestry Commission on 01623 822447. Bring a packed lunch and a drink.
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Re: Archaeological surveying in Birklands

Postby Garth Throstle » Mon Jul 04, 2011 11:19 am

The report on January's survey can be viewed via this link -
http://issuu.com/piro.co.uk/docs/thynghowe_survey_report_final_july_2011

Latest news on Thynghowe can be found on facebook
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Friends-of-Thynghowe/104431872961971

and the Friends of Thynghowe website
http://www.thynghowe.org.uk/
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Re: Archaeological surveying in Birklands

Postby Garth Throstle » Sun Mar 11, 2012 1:55 pm

The Friends of Thynghowe are now ready to take bookings for the first events in the exciting new project 'Thynghowe and the forgotten heritage of Sherwood' funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The first 3 events are -
    - Introductory Workshop at Sherwood Pines on Saturday 14th April
    - The Friends of Thynghowe Annual Perambulation Walk in Birklands Forest on Saturday 21st April
    - Archive Research Workshop at Mansfield Library on Thursday 17th May 2012, repeated on Sunday 20th May 2012
More details of these events and how to book a place are at http://www.thynghowe.org.uk/Events.html

Booking is essential for all of these events and places may be limited.
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Re: Archaeological surveying in Birklands

Postby Garth Throstle » Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:59 pm

If you enjoy walking in the Forest, have stories to tell about woodlands of Birklands or are interested in local history you may be interested in this event.

The Friends of Thynghowe will be holding another free workshop at Sherwood Pines on Saturday November 3rd. This event will cover the results of the aerial LiDAR survey of the Forest between Warsop and Edwinstowe and also cover the techniques involved for finding and recording historical features in the woodland.

You can book a place by contacting the Greenwood Team on greenwood@nottscc.gov.uk or tel: 0115 9696518.

More details can be found on http://www.thynghowe.org.uk/Events.html

Volunteers are welcome to take part in the investigation of historical sites in the Forest over the winter. Training in the skills needed will be given on November 3rd.
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Re: Archaeological surveying in Birklands

Postby Garth Throstle » Mon May 13, 2013 5:02 pm

Come to the Viking Spring Thing
Sherwood Pines, Kings Clipstone, Mansfield, Notts. NG21 9JL
Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th May 2013

This major event celebrates the Viking heritage of Sherwood Forest. Watch the re-enactors from Regia Anglorum give stunning arena displays including recreating events that took place on Warsop's Hanger Hill over a thousand years ago. Visit their living history camp to experience everyday life under the Danelaw. The Friends of Thynghowe will be sharing the outcomes of the 'Thynghowe and the forgotten heritage of Sherwood' project and there will also be displays of work by local school pupils who have been involved in the project.

This will be a free event suitable for all ages. Normal car parking charges will apply - £1 for 1 hour, £4 all day.
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