Unique one-day conference.

Epiacum Roman Fort & Lanscape: From the Bronze age to the 21st century.

In 1957, a small but significant excavation took place at Epiacum , then known as Whitley Castle. This year, 2017, marks our “Diamond Jubilee” and an opportunity to celebrate and share the impact of the ongoing research that has taken place, and latterly, the developing profile of the site and it’s environs.

On Saturday May 20, we will be holding a very special Day Conference in Alston, with a range of speakers, including our President of the Friends for Epiacum , Prof. Stewart Ainsworth (Time Team/ Landscape Archaeologist and lead researcher for the Farmer & Miner Landscape Research Project – 2009- 2012)

We hope you will join us to learn more about this fascinating heritage landscape and the developments that have taken place over the last 60 years, and those that are still happening!
More details are to follow but bookings can be taken immediately and we will keep you updated.

Saturday 20th May at Alston Town Hall

  • 9.45 Arrival/ Registration/ Tea and coffee
  • 10.15 Welcome
  • 10.30 Paul Frodsham – The Kirkhaugh Bronze Age Burial Mound
  • 11.15 Key Speaker: Prof. Stewart Ainsworth, The Epiacum Landscape
  • 12.00 – 1.30 Lunch
  • 1.30 Alastair Robertson- The Whitley Sheilings
  • 2.15 Peter Ryder, F.R.S. – Buildings and Bastle Houses
  • 3.00 Peter Jackson – Lead Mining in the North Pennines
  • 3.45 Questions and Answers to the Speakers
  • 4.15 Elaine Edgar – Closing Comments

Fee £20, tea/ coffee & cakes included .
Lunch can be purchased in the local tearooms, hotels etc.

Many individuals and organisations are involved with the management of Epiacum. We would particularly like to thank the following: Heritage Lottery Fund, North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership, Historic England, and Natural England

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