Derbyshire Arch Day

Derbyshire Archaeology Day

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Sat 20 January 2024

At the Winding Wheel Theatre

Starts 9.15am.

The Derbyshire Archaeology Day is again taking place in January and in the Winding Wheel Theatre.

The line-up of speakers includes Tristan Cousins from York Archaeology, Alison James and Michael Lobb from MSDS Marine and Thomas Booth from The Crick Institute with many more to be announced. 

Subjects range from ‘Holbrook’s Hidden Heritage’ to ‘The Medieval Origins of Shirebrook’ with other talks also focusing on the study of Ancient DNA and results of recent excavations.

Derbyshire Archaeology Day 2024 Programme

9.15am – 9.40am

Arrival and Registration

Tea and coffee available (for which a charge will be made)

9.45am – 9.50am


9.50am – 10.20am

Megahan King (Portable Antiquities Scheme)

The PAS in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire: What we do and what’s been found

10.20am – 10.50am

Reuben Thorpe (on behalf of ARS Ltd)

Navio Roman fort – an update 

10.50am – 11.20am

Tea and coffee (free of charge 

11.20am – 11.50am

Colin Merrony and Tim Cockrell (University of Sheffield)

Hidden in plain sight – the discovery and investigation of a prehistoric site near Sheldon

11.50am – 12.20pm

Tom Booth (Crick Institute)

People of the Peaks: Insights into the prehistoric inhabitants of Britain and the Peak District from ancient DNA

12.20pm – 1.40pm

Lunch (not provided but there are cafés, sandwich shops and pubs nearby)

1.40pm – 2.10pm

Caitlin Halton and Milena Grzybowska (Archaeological Research Services)

Oxcroft Lane, Bolsover – a further update on new and exciting discoveries

2.10pm – 3.40pm

Tristan Cousins (York Archaeology)

Not just a mining town – the medieval origins of Shirebrook

2.40pm – 3.10pm

Tea and coffee (free of charge)

3.10pm – 3.40pm

Alison James and Michael Lobb (MSDS Marine)

Landlocked and Looking Out, Holbrook’s Hidden Heritage

3.40pm – 4.10pm

Vicky Owen and Carina Summerfield-Hill

Dissenters of the faith – a 19th century non-conformist community in Derby


Closing Remarks



Ticket Information

Waged - £12.20
Unwaged/student – £9.20
Under 16s – Free

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