Discover the secrets of York’s past at the annual Archaeology and History Fair.
Residents are invited to discover all about the local area’s fascinating and rich history on Saturday at the annual Archaeology and History Fair. The event, organsied by York Archaeological Trust, is to be held in York’s Guildhall and will feature events suitable for all ages and interests.
Now in its tenth year, the event has grown to include exhibits from professionals, societies and community groups from around the region, offering the chance to find out about archaeology, free of charge.
Says Jon Kenny, Community Archaeologist for York Archaeological Trust, “One of the Trust’s core values is to remove the barriers of making archaeology accessible for all. Free events like this are an excellent way of showcasing the work local practices with an interest in Archaeology provide the local community and how in return, the public can get involved”.
Attendees will have the opportunity to listen to intriguing talks on subjects of local and regional interest from community groups and professionals such as Fulford Battlefield Society, York Philosophical Society and YAYAS (The Yorkshire Architectual and York Archaeological Society), as well as browse a range of bookstalls selling unique titles of historical, archaeological and architectural interest.
There will also be a mock crime scene set up with forensic archaeologists from YAT on hand to show how their pioneering work into time-lapse photography is helping to bring serious criminals to justice.
For younger visitors there will be activities including have-a-go at digging for artefacts, traditional crafts and historical games.
More details on the list of guest speakers and stall holders at the event can be found on the York Archaeological Trust website www.yorkarchaeology.co.uk. Event runs from 10am-4pm.