For all members who might be interested, we have been contacted by John Thomas from Leicester University Archealogical Services Dept, who many of you will remember from our very successful visit to the Burrough Hill Excavation in July.
His message relates to the Melton Fieldworkers Autumn/Winter Lecture Series and in particular three talks that will take place at the Melton Carnegie Museum. The first will take place in September whe John will be giving an update lecture on the Burrough Hill excavations – this might be interesting to those who went on our visit. Then in October they will have Nick Hill from English Heritage talking about Medieval Houses in East Leicestershire (specifically the Anne of Cleves and 5 King Street in Melton itself). John tells me he has seen this talk before and says it is well worth a listen. Finally in December they have Peter Liddle talking about ‘Curses, Shrines and Temples – the archaeology of religious life in Iron Age and Roman Leicestershire’.
All of the talks will begin at 7.30pm (doors open at 7pm) and will cost £3 entry. Visitors are advised to pre-book seats by ringing 0116 305 3860 in advance.