Friday, 13 March 2020

CANCELLED - Tuesday 7 April 2020 - Simon Temlett, 'Southburn Archaeological Museum'

In the early 1960s, while working as a tractor driver on Southburn Farm, near Driffield, the late Brian Hebblewhite kept finding old pottery and other artefacts, many identified at the Hull and East Riding Museum as Romano-British or earlier. Supported by the farm's owner, the late John Rymer, and local archaeologists, Brian and his family undertook extensive work on the farm in the following years, becoming knowledgeable amateur archaeologists in their own right. Their collection was housed in some redundant farrowing sheds and gradually expanded to include material from the Neolithic to modern times - giving a unique insight into the continuous occupation of Southburn and surrounding area. After Brian’s death, the collection was supplemented by additional finds provided by metal detectorists, and in 2005 the Southburn Archaeological Museum (SAM) project was formed with the aim of making the collection accessible to the public - adults and children alike. Developed and run by volunteers, the museum formally opened in July 2008 and continues to grow as local people donate or loan artefacts. Its highlight, however, is a unique full-scale replica Iron Age chariot, loaned by the British Museum, and based on an interpretation of the 'Chariot Queen' burial at nearby Wetwang. 


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Meet: Council Chamber, Hedon Town Hall, 36 St Augustine's Gate, Hedon HU12 8EX 

Time: 7.15pm for 7.30pm

Access: first floor, reached via two flights of shallow stairs with continuous handrail 

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7 April: CANCELLED - Simon Temlett, 'Southburn Archaeological Museum'
12 May: CANCELLED - Philippa Wood, Curator, Burton Constable Foundation, 'Drink, Dance and Decadence - the Gilded Age' (President's Evening)
9 June: St Patrick's, Patrington (afternoon visit)
11 August: St Andrew's, Paull (afternoon visit)
8 September: AGM & Members' Evening
13 October: Helena Cox, Curator, Beverley Art Gallery, 'Elwell 150'
10 November: Mike Rymer, 'Netherhall, Sutton: the House and Its People'
8 December: Xmas Dinner, Kingston Theatre Hotel