Salt, Sand and Coastal Trade : Morecambe Bay in the Seventeenth Century Bay...

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Wed, 19 Jul 2017 10:00 to 12:30

Salt, Sand and Coastal Trade : Morecambe Bay in the Seventeenth Century Bay...

A special morning discovering the fascinating world of probate records with historian Jonathan Cass. He will reveal what probate records can tell us about life around Morecambe Bay in the seventeenth century and uncover new information about the mysterious salt industries. Archivist Vicci McCann will then lead a tour of the Lancashire Archives. The events are free but booking is required for the talk and the tour. Optional extra drop in workshop with Jonathan to explore the original documents after the tour. This event is part of the 2017 Festival of Archaeology

Booking required. Please book here using Eventbrite


Image: L.Martin, MBP

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Sun, 25 Feb 2018 10:00 to 12:00
North Walney Nature Reserve Beach Clean

Spend a few hours litter picking on the stunning northern coast of Walney Island.

Volunteers new and old are most welcome. All equipment is provided, but if you can bring your own work gloves, it would be helpful.

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 10:00 to 12:30
An introduction to early modern palaeography

Unscramble the puzzles of old handwriting.

Venue: Arnside Educational Institute

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 13:00 to 14:30
South Walney Beach Clean

Come and help us clear some of the litter that washes ashore at South Walney Nature Reserve.

Meet at the Nature Reserve Car Park, postcode LA14 3YQ (grid reference SD 225 620) and remember to wrap up warm and wear sensible footwear.

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