West Deeping Heritage Group’s next talk is on Wednesday 20th November 2019: Prehistoric Settlement in the Welland Valley
at the Village Hall, King Street, West Deeping
Refreshments are available from 7 p.m. for a 7.30 p.m. start
Everybody is welcome; there is no membership subscription.
Admission is £2.50 at the door
The Welland valley was a focus for prehistoric settlement, as is being discovered by archaeological excavations in advance of gravel extraction – which then removes all traces. The speaker, Andrew Hatton (known as Bob) was involved with the 1990s excavation at Stowe Farm near Greatford.
More recently, as part of his research for an M.Phil. at Sheffield University, he has analysed the different phases of settlement to be found on the site and completed a review of Bronze Age field systems located along the Welland Valley, including the Rectory Farm site at West Deeping. The aim of the research was not only to record and interpret the archaeology but to place the site at Stowe Farm in a local and regional context. Previously Archaeology Supervisor for Cambridgeshire County Council’s Archaeology Field Unit, Bob is now a lecturer and Coordinator for Archaeology and Landscape History at the University Centre, Peterborough