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West Deeping’s prehistoric next-door neighbours

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.

Stowe FarmMore 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

Researching local WW1 servicemen for West Deeping Heritage Group’s next talk

Wednesday 25th November   “We will remember them”

  • At West Deeping Village Hall
  • Refreshments from 7 p.m. for a 7.30 start
  • Admission £2.50 on the door.

Revd Martin Brebner talks about his research on the Roll of Honour for the Uffington Group of parishes, which includes Barholm, Braceborough, Greatford, Tallington, Uffington and West Deeping.  He went far beyond the memorials in local churches (even to the battlefields) in the quest for photographs, service records and commonwealth war graves.

Martin has prepared a series of information sheets on those who lost their lives which will be displayed at the talk.

Also on display – in folders – will be the Poster Gallery previously shown at “The Deepings Remember” exhibition in November 2014. This includes several West Deeping people, some of whom died, others who survived. 

Deepings Poster Gallery

The Deepings Remember 1914 to 1918 Poster Gallery