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Talk, Thu 5 Mar 2020, free entry


The dig at Queensgate Allotments is in its four year with members of Bridlington U3A BUGG (Archaeology, Geology, Church Fabric Group). The area was once part of 'The Moor' an area of waste land fit for only pastoral farming and small holdings which owes its origins to the Ice Age when East Yorkshire was part of 'Doggerland'. The ice left behind boulder clay which is impermeable making the area liable to flooding. Early hunter gatherers (Mesolithic) were attracted to the site for hunting and left their distinctive stone tools behind, as did the early farmers (Neolithic) who also hunted there. By the Iron Age people may have settled the site probably with round houses using crude pottery and then later, better Roman pottery from the kilns at Holme on Spalding Moor. In Medieval times the influence of the Priory is seen in distinctive pottery which continues into Victorian times as do clay pipes and stems.

East Riding Archaeological Society did a geophysical survey of one of the car park areas and using this they have unearthed a number of post holes of unknown age.

The display will be on show at Bridlington Central Library on King Street, Bridlington, from Wednesday 4th March until Monday 23rd March. This is next to Bridlington Local Studies Library, on the first floor.

On Thursday 5th March, Richard will give a free talk all about the dig at Bridlington Central Library. This is at 10.30am, in the community area, which is next to the display area, just by Bridlington local studies library.

You don't need to get a ticket - just turn up.

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Thu 5 Mar 2020 10:30


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Thu 5 Mar Talk about Archaeological Dig


14 King Street,
YO15 2DE



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Map reference: TA 184666  Lat: 54.08216 Long: -0.19136

The library main entrance is at street level, with automatic doors, leading to the lending and junior library. The IT suite, Local Studies Library, meeting room and public toilets, including a wheelchair accessible toilet are all situated on the first floor, which can be accessed by lift or stairs. People with mobility problems can be dropped off and collected from the library entrance on King Street except on Wednesdays and Saturdays when access is restricted because of markets and on other days when events are being held.