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Historical Landscape Trail: Audio Clips

The Historical Landscape Trail between Castleton & Hope was one of the outcomes of the project to research the ‘Lives of the Medieval Common People of Castleton and Hope’ carried out by Castleton and Hope Historical societies in 2012.  The … Continue reading

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Castleton Dig Diary – New Hall and test pits

De-turfing began at the New Hall site on 8th May to mark out a large trench about 9m x 9m   Then quickly got down to the smaller 2016 trench   During the next week some really nice features were … Continue reading

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Castleton Dig 2017 – photo diary

Day 1 on the Spital Field – the team assembles The 2017 trench was laid out to overlap several trenches dug in previous years, and to investigate new ground to the south and west in order to locate the south … Continue reading

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John Craven Opens Visitor Centre: 9 August 2017

A crowd of invited guests & visitors heard John Craven talk about his love of the Peak District when he was the special guest at the opening of the newly refurbished Visitor Centre. Castleton Museum, which is housed in the … Continue reading

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A New Era for the Museum

After the months of debating, planning & brainstorming  ….       ….  the museum re-opens with a brand new look. Redesigned display cases, a wall size screen for digital presentations and a new layout for special exhibitions of topical … Continue reading

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Beauchief Abbey tour July 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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