Archaeology Fun Day

25 May 2019

A free event for all ages including activities, information on local archaeology projects, demonstrations of surveying techniques, and stalls hosted by local archaeology groups. 

Please note that this information will be updated regularly as new activities are confirmed.

Activities will be for all - some activities will be aimed at children and some will be aimed at adults. This is an interactive event with hands-on activities.

The events will take place at Horton-in-Ribblesdale playing fields and St Oswald's Church.

The day will include information on local archaeology projects, demonstrations of surveying techniques, and stalls hosted by local archaeology groups. 

Contributors include:

  • Yorkshire Dales Millennium Trust (YDMT).
  • Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority (YDNPA).
  • Upper Wharfedale Heritage Group (UWHG).
  • Natural England.
  • Ingleborough Archaeology Group.
  • CFA Archaeology.
  • Local food producers Bouncing Cow's Ice Cream.
  • Gravestone photography sessions with UWHG, this requires pre booking as session spaces will be limited. Please email or phone for more information (info@storiesinstone.org.uk 015242 51002).  
  • Tea, coffee and cakes made by the St Oswald's congregation.

Toilet facilities are located in the YDNPA carpark.

Parking facilities are located throughout the village, each car park charges a separate fee. The playing field is also very close to the Horton-in-Ribblesdale train station.

Gravestone photography sessions will be at 10:30 and 13:30. Using a simple photographic technique and computer software (which is freely available), barely legible inscriptions on gravestones can be revealed. This technique will be demonstrated for anyone interested in photography, graveyard surveys, and family history. Everyone is welcome to visit our exhibition inside the church, but bookings are essential as places for this will be limited. Not suitable for younger children.

Kids Stuff, Conservation, Entertainment, Talks & Presentations

Booking Details

Only Gravestone Photography sessions with UWHG require pre booking, as session spaces will be limited. Please email or phone for more information (info@storiesinstone.org.uk 015242 51002).