Digging up 2012 for 2013

People can find out what archaeologists have been discovering in Derbyshire and the Peak District over the past year at Archaeology Day 2013.

Taking place at Chesterfield’s Pomegranate Theatre on Saturday January 19, the day will include presentations on: Tracing the original site of Bakewell’s High Cross and a medieval road; New evidence of pre-historic settlements in Waterswallows Lane, Buxton; and Heritage at risk.

Ken Smith, national park cultural heritage manager, said it was a chance for residents to find out about the work of archaeologists in the public and private sector.

“Often their work with volunteers from local historical and archaeological groups produces some of the most exceptional results, and people who’ve been involved are naturally interested in hearing more about them.”

Pre-booking is essential, £12 (£8 for unwaged), as the event has sold out for the past three years – call Chesterfield Museum on 01246 345727 for a booking form.

The event is organised by the Peak District National Park Authority, Derbyshire County Council and Chesterfield Borough Council.