Category Archives: Events

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Charioteers of East Yorkshire

We’re excited to announce that our 18th May Open Day will be held in association with our friends from the Malton Museum.

To tie in with Malton’s new ‘Horse Power’ exhibition, Dr Melanie Giles from the University of Manchester will be presenting two guided talks on the day at 11am and 2pm.

In each one-hour talk, there is the opportunity to join one of Britain’s leading experts on the Iron Age to learn about life and death in the Wolds for the ‘Arras’ communities. Dr Giles will talk about everyday living, farming, craftwork and diet, before discussing burial rites, grave goods and weaponry, with a special focus on the Iron Age chariot and those who were buried with these masterpieces of Celtic craftsmanship. Set against the unique background of Museum’s replica chariot and burial diorama, you will have the chance to ask questions about later prehistory, artefacts and archaeological collections, including recent discoveries on and off the Wolds.

We are also pleased to announce that the North Duffield Conservation and Local History Society will also be joining us on the day with some of their Iron Age and Roman finds along with a model of an Iron Age roundhouse.

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Notice of AGM

SAM’s AGM will be held on 12th March at 7pm at the Museum. The formal agenda and reports will be circulated in advance of the 12th.

All members are entitled to attend and vote and stand for the Committee. You can renew your membership or join on the evening.

We have a number of vacancies on the Committee including needing a new secretary so we would welcome new members to help us continue to develop and improve the Museum.

If you would like to stand, please let us know; call 01377 271180.

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Southburn at DIG York

Working in partnership with our friends at DIG in York, some of the most precious artefacts found around Southburn are on display in the new Your Dig exhibition which runs from 19th January until the 6th April 2018.

Access to the SAM exhibition is free but the normal charges apply if you’re wanting to visit the excellent other DIG facilities.

More information on Your DIG can be found by clicking here.

DIG is located in the former St Saviour’s Church in St Savioursgate, York which is a Grade II* listed building maintained by the York Archaeological Trust.

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Art and Archaeology: Free Exhibition

Our friends from the High Wolds Heritage Group are holding a Community Arts Project Exhibition with artwork inspired by the archaeology and landscape at Hanging Grimston.

Hanging Grimston is the site of a deserted Medieval village and has been the subject of excavations by the High Wolds Heritage Group in partnership with the Scarborough Archaeological and Historical Society over the last few excavation seasons.

Also on display will be finds, artefacts, reports and photographs from the dig.

The exhibition runs from the 25th July until the 31st July 2017 at Thixendale Village Hall and is open each day from 2pm until 8pm.  Admission is free and refreshments are available.

Further details can be obtained by clicking here.

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Thank you everybody!

What a brilliant day!  Our first Open Day at Green Lane went better than we could have ever expected.  Thanks to everybody to came along and it was great to welcome faces both familiar and new.  The feedback we received was overwhelmingly positive and we’re already looking forward to our next Open Day.

Thank you once again to both our visitors and the SAM volunteers who make it possible.

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Stamford Bridge Battle Weekend

The Battle of Stamford Bridge Society are great friends of SAM and have been for a number of years. We’re pleased to share details of an exciting forthcoming event.

The “Stamford Bridge Battle Weekend” commemorations are taking place over the weekend of 24th/25th September, the event marks the 950th anniversary of the “forgotten battle ” of 1066, which may have change the course of British history. As well as marking the battle anniversary this will be a fitting tribute to Tom Wyles who many of you will have met and who was eager to mark this day in history and who sadly past away earlier this year. As well as one of the largest battle re-enactments of it’s type there will also be lots of living history displays and family entertainments.

Full details can be found here. as well as advance discount ticket sales. Volunteers are also sought for stewarding etc. over the weekend, please contact Chris Rock via the website if you are able to help.

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Waterloo and Some Yorkshire Connections

Our colleagues at the Friends of Malton Museum have an interesting lecture coming up on Wednesday 16th March 2016

“Waterloo and Some Yorkshire Connections” to be given by Paul Brunyee

From Whitby to Hull and from Easingwold to Malton there were Yorkshire men who fought at Waterloo 200 years ago. They were gunners, infantrymen and cavalrymen. Some on returning home died in Dickensian poverty, whilst others continued in their army careers and prospered with one or two reaching high rank and one of them becoming a close confidante of the Duke.

Some are remembered through letters and diaries, whilst others are remembered in paintings. The rank and file are largely remembered through the census and newspaper obituaries – for one thing marked them out above other men, as the poem has it, ‘What does it matter when you have fought at Waterloo!

Paul, an expert on the Waterloo campaign will illustrate his talk with a PowerPoint presentation, period weapons and reference to letters written by some of these soldiers.

Venue: The Library, East Wing, Malton School, MIddlecave Road, Malton at 7.30 p.m.

Friends of the Museum – free of charge.   Visitors £3.00

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Chariot Burials

Here at SAM we’ve previously had the British Museum’s reconstruction of the Wetwang Chariot on display and this recently formed an important element of the recent Celts exhibition.  That exhibition is now moving on to the National Museum of Scotland but for those interested in more detail in chariot burials why not look to attend the the Helmsley Archaeological and Historical Society’s lecture “Chariot Burials of Britain” to by given by Dr. Melanie Giles (Senior Lecturer in Archaeology at the University of Manchester).

This will be held on Friday 19th February 2016 at 7.30pm at the North York Moors National Park Authority Committee Room on Bondgate in Helmsley.

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