On Friday evening 22nd April we held a very successful event at Scotton Village Hall. We arranged the displays around the hall as ‘topic stations’ for people to visit, view and ask questions.
The event attracted many local people, eager to learn more about our research and add their stories to the ever increasing tale.
Topics covered included archaeology, military history focusing on WWI and WWII, industrial heritage (flax mills, tannery, quarrying, etc.,), farming and farming families, Quakers and Guy Fawkes, old maps and much more. People were also able to see the ‘lostscotton’ website projected on a screen.
The highlight of my evening was a local farmer Freddie Scatchard who brought me a ‘find’, it was a sheep’s shank bone crudely shaped and used for holding roof slates on Scotton Old Hall (see below). Many thanks to Freddie and all our visitors that contributed to an excellent event, we have already filled the places for a heritage walk coming up at the beginning of July.