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March 2013     
TAS Lecture | Tue 26 Mar |
Hart: Archaeology of a Village during WWII | Robin Daniels     
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Tue 19 Mar 2013
Dear TAS Members and Friends,

The next TAS Lecture is happening soon—here's a gentle reminder.

The next full eNewsletter will be distributed towards the end of March. In the meantime, tickets will be available
to purchase from Wednesday 20 March for the return of the Lindisfarne Gospels to the North East.

Durham City | 1 Jul to 30 Sep 2013 | More info

In a previous eNews we also announced an Anglo-Saxon exhibition at Bowes Museum, Barnard Castle. Unfortunately there appears to have been a delay in opening the exhibition. Please keep an eye on the museum's website:

Ryedale Archaeology Workshop
A workshop on the history of archaeology is to be held in Pickering on Saturday 23 March. Tutor Dr Robert Wright will be leading the class at the Memorial Hall at Potter Hill, in the Ryedale town.

Booking Required | £20 per person in advance | Phone: David Clark on 01751-476118 | Email:

Bethan Lloyd Worthington and Sarah Riseborough

An exhibition of work resulting from residencies at Street House Archaeological Excavations, Loftus, North Yorkshire

The Saltburn School and Kirkleatham Museum | 20 March – 30 April 2013 at both venues
Preview Evening with introduction by artists and commissioners 19 March 6.30pm, The Saltburn School.

Bethan’s work for The Reveal is an investigation of the small, defined, but interconnected dig territory in terms of human and geological time.

Bethan spent two and a half weeks with archaeologists and volunteers, walking in from Staithes most days. Pieces record specific details within and around the Street House site:

  • Heather recolonising the alum mines and cliff tops
  • An incongruous boulder
  • A cut in the ground, proof of Romans
  • A tree, near a spring, where there was a farm, on former borderland, where gallows swung upon a tumulus. The light passing, the wind rocking the portakabin.
It’s an attempt to communicate the experience of spending time with people who point at things that aren’t there and talk about them as though they are.

At Kirkleatham Museum prints, objects and film by the artists sit alongside finds. At Saltburn School, a larger collection of drawings, photography and installation span two rooms and coincide with the launch of Saltburn School’s new Class 1 gallery.

With thanks to archaeologist Stephen Sherlock, Arts Council England, Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council and Rednile’s Factory Nights.

Kirkleatham Museum | Kirkleatham Lane, Redcar, TS10 5NW |  Open Tue-Sun
The Saltburn School | Marske Mill Lane, Saltburn-by-the-Sea, TS12 1HJ

More info | Website


TAS Lecture

Hart: the Archaeology of a Village during the Second World War | Robin Daniels Tees Archaeology

Tue 26 Mar 2013 | Stockton Central Library | 7.30pm

Robin’s talk will examine the archaeology of Hart between 1938 and 1945 drawing out a picture of how the social upheavals of the inter-war period and the impact of the war can be reconstructed using archaeological techniques.

The Heritage of Hart is a project to document the Historic Environment of the area as it stands today in order to better understand the heritage of the village, to provide a resource for further work and an archive for those in the future. The intention was to focus on the physical aspects of the area that related to the war and to link these to the memories of local people.

The project involved volunteers from Hart History Group and elsewhere and staff of Tees Archaeology and Hartlepool Borough Council Landscape and Conservation Department working together.

The results of the World War II survey were grouped into four categories; Fighting the Invasion, Resisting an Occupation, The Threat from Above and Prisoners of War.
Image | A 'toy' made by an Italian Prisoner of War who was interned at Hart | Shirley Brown.
How to get to Stockton Library

Stockton Central Library is located off Church Road, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 1TU.

By Rail | Stockton railway station is located at
Bishopton Lane, Stockton-on-Tees, TS18 2AJ, aproximately 400m from the library. Stockton is served by trains between Nunthorpe, Middlesbrough, Newcastle (via Sunderland), Hexham and Carlisle with connections required for Darlington mainline and TransPennine services via York and Middlesbrough.

By Bus | For local and regional bus services, visit the journey planner at
Connect Tees Valley.

Student shuttle between Durham and Queen's Campus via Stockton Town Centre | In term-time a University campus shuttle bus runs between Harvard Avenue (outside Queen's Campus) to Stockton town centre, then to Durham, calling at the Maiden Castle sports centre, the Science Site, New Elvet and the bus station. Daytime services are half-hourly, evening is hourly | More info on services

By Car | Free evening parking is at the rear of the library—turn into the street named The Square towards the river, entering the car park through barriers on the right.

When you arrive | The lecture room is located to the east of the ground floor library area through two sets of double doors. You can also enter from the rear car park (opposite the Police Station) and turn right once inside. Please sign the visitor's book. Guests are welcome for £3 each on the door
—please pay a Committee member. Refreshments are available afterwards. The refurbished library has a cafe upstairs and offers free wifi access.


About TAS

The Teesside Archaeological Society is an enthusiastic, friendly group who share an interest in the archaeological heritage of the Tees Valley, Cleveland and the surrounding area.

Our rich heritage extends back to the Mesolithic—the 9th millennium BC—with a distinctively north-east take on every way-marker since those distant hunter-gatherers. Our journey spans Neolithic, Copper, Bronze, Iron and Roman eras—yes we have villas, Saxon royalty and Viking hogbacks, Medieval towns, castles, monastic places and pre-Industrialright up to our more recent past.

We welcome everybody who shares an interest, no matter what level of experience or expertise. There are monthly presentations usually on the last Tuesday, a summer field trip, an annual bulletin publication and the chance to find out more about field projects, educational events and community activities.

How to join

Annual membership is a bargain at £12 individual or £20 joint membership, due on 1 January each year. Complete the Membership Form and send a cheque or postal order (payable to Teesside Archaeological Society) to Mick Butler, TAS Treasurer, 25 Monmouth Drive, Eaglescliffe, Stockton-on-Tees, TS16 9HU.

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