Next dig will be on 1st July.
Next dig (01.07.17):
We are pleased to announce the next dig which will be test pitting at the Manvers Pub starting at 9am on Saturday 1st July and continuing for 3 days.
The Manvers is opposite of the church, a place of worship for centuries. I have no doubt that this is an ancient part of Radcliffe. The immediate area of the church probably had little archaeology at least that’s what the reports tell us. However the Manvers is close to the church and may well reveal some secrets. We know there’s a tunnel between the Manvers and the Church. There are rumours that there is a brick in the tunnel that moves without human intervention. We know that in the area of the Church there is a medieval Chantry Chapel (Chapel where there were prayers for the dead). Could this have been on the Manvers site? The Manvers itself is quite an old building, it was built in 1815. It is on the sight of a former coaching inn.
Hopefully you can join us on our dig.
James Wright Talk:
James will be coming to speak to us on the subject of “Castles in Nottinghamshire” on Friday 23rd June. He will be covering some of the lesser known mediaeval castles. He will particularly talk about the mysterious mound in Radcliffe which may or may not have been a fortification.This was excavated in 1951 and is now below modern housing.
The talk will be at St Mary’s Church Hall at 7:15.
James Wright is based at Nottingham Univeristy and is also the author of ‘A Palace For Our Kings– The history and archaeology of a Mediaeval royal palace in the heart of Sherwood Forest’. Triskele Publishing