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Beauchief Abbey tour August 2017

About 20 members met up at Beauchief Abbey on Thursday 27th July for a historic and archaeological tour by Colin Merrony from Sheffield University. What had been a wet and gloomy day turned into a splendid evening with lovely light … Continue reading

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Annual General Meeting 2017

On the evening of Thursday 19th January we met in Castleton Village Hall for our 44th AGM, to be followed by a pie and pea supper. Maria presented her Chairman’s Report and spoke about some highlights of the past year … Continue reading

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2017 Archaeology dates

Archaeology will begin again in Castleton from Monday May 8th 2017, when Colin returns with his First Year Archaeology students from Sheffield University. We expect that work will continue for four weeks. If you would like to know more, or … Continue reading

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2016 Castleton Christmas Tree Festival

The theme for the CHS Christmas Tree this year was ‘Angels’ and depicted images of angels from paintings and stained glass from the 14th century to the early 20th century.  The earliest angel on the tree can be found in … Continue reading

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“Dark Matter and the History of the Universe”: Neil Spooner

Our most recent lecture given by Neil Spooner on “Dark Matter and the History of the Universe” was a fascinating trip into the archaeology of the universe. He explained how using a range of sophisticated techniques theories of the composition of … Continue reading

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AGM 2016: 19 January 2017

The Annual General Meeting will take place on Thursday 19th January 2017 at 7pm, followed by a pea and pie (and dessert & coffee) supper, at Castleton Village Hall. The cost for the meal will be just £12. News and … Continue reading

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Members’ Night at Treak Cliff Cavern

Our 2016 Members’ Night was spent at the invitation of Vicky Turner & Kay Harrison at Treak Cliff Cavern.  The evening began with an informative and entertaining tour of the Cavern … and continued with an opportunity for a get … Continue reading

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