Prof.Mark White at Anston Parish Hall

Professor Mark White from Durham University-who is leading the team of archaeologists in Anston Stones-gave a presentation in the parish hall this evening. It was attended by approximately 100 local residents and a short introductory speech was given by Cllr.Drew Tarmey Chairman of Anston Parish Council.

Prof. White’s easy to follow and humorous narrative accompanied a series of photographs and slides which explained the formation and history of Anston Stones (which is part of the Creswell Limestone Heritage Area)

Recent finds include a quartzite flake, a small flint flake and pottery and food remains from the Roman era.

During the public question session several residents were able to give Prof.White more details about the Stones and this local knowledge was gratefully received by him as he and his team intend to come back next year to extend their research.

A huge vote of thanks to APC Cllrs. Christine Sadler, Mick Coleman and Philip Mathews who publicised this event, collected information and produced the informative display boards in the parish hall and APC ground staff who cleaned out Deadman’s Cave.

Tomorrow (Thursday 14th July) pupils from Anston Greenlands and Anston Brook schools will spend their day at the parish hall viewing the display boards, absorbing information and having a picnic. The schools should take credit for enabling young children to view the history of their local area.

After the talk and question sessions were finished a collection was made for Macmillan Nurses. The total amount donated won’t be known for a week or two when all the money given and promised is finally handed over, counted and a receipt given. Once the total is known I’ll publish it.

 

 

 

Further reading:

https://www.dur.ac.uk/archaeology/staff/?id=166

https://archaeologydataservice.ac.uk/archiveDS/archiveDownload?t=arch-1063-1/dissemination/pdf/creswell_MAP

 

 

 

Advertisements
This entry was posted in Community News, Parish Council News and tagged . Bookmark the permalink.

26 Responses to Prof.Mark White at Anston Parish Hall

  1. Norman says:

    At no point have I tried to say this event as enything to do with the previous council it was a great event enjoyed by all whom attend as for me being a moron is it really called for not the statement from educated one would expect really is it

    Like

    • Watchman says:

      This is the last comment I’ll publish that does not concern either Anston Stones and/or Prof.White
      I’ve allowed this one under the right to reply.
      There.Will.Be.No.More.

      Like

    • Patriot. says:

      Watchman, I appreciate your neutrality but would like to remind readers of Normans statement from the previous thread, and I quote ” over the years apc have put a lot of time and effort in to stone’s wood to get it to the standard it is today however it seems funding is less than it as been so far this year with very little been allocated I really hope apc see the value in such places as we are only caretakers” I read this as I have stated. IE Praise the previous Council and put down the present one. Never miss a trick does this moron. I sincerely hope that this is published because if it is not then this forum will be seen as not allowing the current apc to defend the attacks and the moron will have won which will leave this forums claim to be the voice of democracy in tatters.

      Like

    • Watchman says:

      ASW is a SSSI site and as such Anston Parish Council is limited to the amount of work they are allowed to do. Previous part-time Labour councillor Dalton used to authorise bags of limestone chippings in ASW to maintain the paths at who knows what costs.The paths are the responsibility of RMBC and it is my understanding APC has, quite rightly IMV stopped this waste of taxpayers money.
      RMBC must face up to and accept they have a duty to maintain all public footpaths in the borough so if there are any more silly comments about the parish council reducing funding for ASW they will be blocked
      (You know who you are-and so do I)

      UPDATE
      A member of the public has contacted me with the following information: Dalton spent £2,000 of your money getting limestone chippings laid down in both ASW and a path across Elliot’s Field
      She acted ultra vires

      Like

  2. hilary estrada-haigh says:

    Cllr Thornton – In my post I pointed out the three councillors who had worked tirelessly for a number of weeks without asking nor seeking any credit. They did it for the good of the community.
    I understand you were not involved until the actual event, as were other councillors who have not felt the need to ask for recognition, unlike yourself who for some reason needs to do so.
    Your personal vendettas should not have sullied the congratulatory comments regarding this wonderful community event.
    Quite right Watchman private vendettas have no place on a public forum.

    Like

  3. S Thornton says:

    Mrs Estrada Haigh, I was there also helping out, so credit due where credit is due. As for the contractors, well enough said, all they do is pull the council down.
    It seems my fan club is growing daily., Pity they do not have the courage to print comments under their own name.
    As for hearing my comments, if watchman wants to start a thread on the contractors, then bring it on.

    Like

  4. miss f sales says:

    Extremely pleased with this very informative evening really impressed but no need for comments by Mr thonton

    Like

  5. Norman says:

    Well I thought it was a very good presentation and and very interesting so well done to all concerned brilliant effort.

    Your comment has been edited-for obvious reasons.

    Like

    • Patriot. says:

      Why are you editing his comment Watchman? We all know that Norman is falling in line with the rest of his alias’ by trying to credit the previous Council with this superb achievement, while discrediting the current Council by saying that we have cut funding for this triple s site. Publish his comments, let us all see what a moron he really is and give us the chance to blow him out of the water.

      Like

    • Watchman says:

      I edited his comment because his post bore no relation to the thread.

      I’m getting really cheesed off with people sidetracking threads with unwarranted comments.Passions might run high about what is posted but there are ways to reply to a post with out verbal abuse.
      I will not publish posts that are potentially libellous.

      Like

  6. Dave Bucklow says:

    It is surprising that although Dead Mans Cave was excavated in the 1960’s and flint stone tools used by hunters 12,000 years ago and bones from Ice Age animals such reindeer and hyena were found Professor White and his team managed to unearth more stone flints and Roman era pottery fragments.
    Perhaps next year even more discoveries will be made which should add to our understanding of how our early ancestors lived in this area.

    Like

  7. carol says:

    Just like to hear from Stuart first what his long standing vendetta is before you end this watchman
    Thankyou

    Like

  8. carol says:

    Well said Hilary
    I don’t know what his problem is with the contractors

    Like

  9. carol says:

    Sorry speach from mark

    Like

  10. carol says:

    Credit to the council was a great speech from David
    But Stuart why do you have to pull people to bits when they hadn’t been mentioned in the post

    Like

  11. christine sadler says:

    Thanks are due to the many people who helped organise the event. A huge thankyou to LIMELANDS FLOWERS IN DINNINGTON who very generously filled the Macmillan balloons and delivered them to the hall, and to parish workers who went the extra mile. Creswell Craggs Visitor Centre donated much of the display material along with Anston Brownies with their fabulous art work. All of which is available for the public to view. Finally, thankyou to Professor Mark White for generously giving his time to the many school children and their teachers who visited the dig. An added extra being a guided tour of Dead Man’s Cave. Huge thanks also for his very interesting and informative presentation, well received by all. We can now look forward to a re-match in 2017.

    Like

  12. Tom says:

    Watchman I have been in touch with mr Kavanagh and I will be replying to Stuart thorntons comments as they are very rude and could be jeopardising his business, therfore he will be seeking legal advice, arranging a meeting with Sir Kevin Baron to discuss this Councillors behaviour and reporting it to the standards board whom I would think are sick of hearing this Councillors name mentioned Councillor Thornton

    This is a reply to Cllr Thorntons comments, so I hope it will be published

    Like

  13. hilary estrada-haigh says:

    For goodness sake Cllr Thornton. This has been a marvellous success organised in the main by Cllr Christine Sadler who I know has run herself ragged to make this the event it is reported to have been. She was assisted by Cllrs Philip Matthews & Mick Colman to put the event together.
    Such an outstanding success should not be sullied by your remarks on your long standing vendetta with the Contractors. They have no place.

    Like

  14. S Thornton says:

    The Parish hall was packed, probably one of the biggest turnout for years. Well done to the Parish Councillors who organised it ( and others who helped). I would like to see the two Parish Council Contractors knock this one.

    S Thornton.
    Ps I have to write “S Thornton”, because Mr Kavanah is now threatening the Parish Council with legal action if I keep calling them “Contractors”
    PPS, When a verbal agreement is reached between two parties, the Parish Council and the person agreeing to carry out work for Payment its called a “verbal Contract”, hence the term for the second party, “contractor”.
    I dont bow to bullying nor gagging orders.

    Like

  15. David Cawkwell. says:

    A very good presentation and talk by Prof.White who is knowledgeable and enthusiastic about his chosen subject.
    It was surprising to see so many residents of all ages at the parish hall and how more information was given by other people about Anston Stones to Mark White.

    I echo the comments above about APC councillors. Well done to everyone concerned.

    Like

  16. Insider. says:

    First class talk by Mark White. His easy going manner and sense of humour made the presentation very enjoyable.
    I learned quite a lot more about the Stones and its early history and how the interpretation of evidence can lead from one discovery to another.
    Well done to APC and the councillors concerned who obviously worked hard to make this an enjoyable evening.

    Like

Comments are closed.