On Friday night (16th June) we had our latest exhibition in Scotton. Over a hundred locals came out in support of the event. We interspersed new material, alongside aspects of our previous research.
We had a number of newly discovered ‘finds’ on display, new translations relating to the chantry chapel of the Blessed Virgin Mary, a recently photographed copy of a Slingsby field book dated 1836, an extended display of maps showing field names and tracks, school log book information, stories of WWII evacuees and new research related to the Percy family.
As always people offered information and stories to further illustrate our research. One person brought in ‘finds’ from his metal detecting and allowed us to keep them for examination and another offered us her skills in illustration to support our work.
We are always appreciative of community support and to see local families telling us that they always find something new and interesting to discover in our exhibitions makes it feel worthwhile.
I am hoping that by July or September of 2018 we will have a book to promote and we will exhibit again at our book launch.
Finally, I must say thank you to all our team at the Claro Community Archaeology Group, without their time and effort these large exhibitions would not take place.