MidNAG Events 2017-2018

Venue for lectures

Unless otherwise stated, all our lectures are held in Oundle Methodist Church, Drumming Well Lane, Oundle, Northamptonshire, PE8 4AA

Lectures start at 7:30pm, and a small charge of £2 per person is made for non-members.

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Chester Farm: the latest archaeological discoveries

The excavations at Chester Farm in July 2017 with the farmhouse undergoing reconstruction in the background

Friday, 23 March 2018, 7:30PM

Speaker: Dr Ian Meadows


Ian is the archaeologist responsible for all excavations undertaken at Chester Farm, and will talk to us about this amazing heritage site and its 10,000 years of history. He will also tell us how the knowledge of the Roman town especially has developed from the recent excavations.

Venue: Oundle Methodist Church.

Annual General Meeting

Friday, 04 May 2018, 7:00PM


Our review of the year.

Venue: Oundle Methodist Church.

Probing Peakirk’s Past: The Archaeology of a Fen-edge Settlement

Friday, 04 May 2018, 7:30PM

Speaker: Dr Avril Lumley-Prior


Peakirk is a rural settlement on the western margins of Borough Fen, formerly in the Soke of Peterborough, Northamptonshire, now in Cambridgeshire. The place-name is derived from St Pega, ‘England’s’ first anchoress, who reputedly founded a cell here in the early 800s. Whilst Peakirk’s history is well-documented from the eleventh-century onwards, archaeological evidence indicates that the area first was colonised by Neolithic folk and that there was almost-continuous activity in the heart of the present village from the Romano-British period onwards.

Dr Prior will tell Peakirk’s story through a combination of archaeology, architecture, cartography, topography, photographs and written sources. It also features the work of PAST (Peakirk Archaeological Survey Team), an independent, self-funding group, whose recent projects have included re-plotting the route of the Roman watercourse, the Car Dyke, dispelling the ‘tradition’ of a Romano-British villa, rediscovering ‘lost’ buildings and revealing more about Peakirk’s diverse and secret heritage.

Venue: Oundle Methodist Church.

You can find more of MidNAG's activities on the past events listing

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