Unless otherwise stated, events are open to everyone.
SUN 4TH JUNE
OPEN DAY AT THE READING ROOM 2pm - 4pm. ENTRANCE IS FREE. DONATIONS WELCOME.
The Reading Room in Barkway High Street is the venue for another open day. BLHG members will be on hand to answer questions, both about the exhibition and the History Group in general. A Barkway resident recently donated a tray of interesting items found in their garden. If you have any garden finds that you'd like to brings along to show, join us at the "Finds Table" for discussion.
MON 12th JUN 2023
Visit to Flag Fen 9:30AM - 4PM
Join us on a visit to this Bronze Age Archaeological Site where we will be able to see remains of a settlement, ancient timber causeway and a reconstructed Bronze Age roundhouse and museum. £12.00 Includes entrance and guided tour.
Barkway Local History Group offers an interesting, informal and personally guided tour lasting around one hour. Your guide, Graham Penning, will lead you along Barkway High Street with it's many points of historic interest, revealing fascinating facts and anecdotal stories.
archeological diG TBC
After the success of our first dig in 2022 we look forward to another this Summer.
GUIDED archaeological dig IN BARKWAY.
SAT 16 JUL 2022
With the kind permission of Nicholas and Meriel Tufton, we dug two test pits in their grounds opposite the Red House. In a map of 1780 the plot had a row of cottages extending along the roadside, and forming a “T” shape. In the enclosure map of 1808 gaps had appeared, as properties were demolished or fell down. Prior to commencing the dig an auger was employed to check whether old foundations could be located, and were quickly successful in hitting solid material about 20 cm down. That decided the position for the first test pit. The rear boundary of the plot had not changed since 1780, and so we decided to sink a second pit at the rear where middens or cesspit may have been sited. So on the morning of a hot day, we commenced work. Our party was led by professional archaeologists James Danter, and his wife Shannon who was also the finds expert. Part of her contribution also included accurate measuring and photographing. Read the full article ...
COACH EXCURSION TO THE BRITISH MUSEUM.
12 jul 2022
Photos from the display at the British Museum show the importance of Barkway and the surrounding area for Roman history. Pictured below are Braughing items, the Barkway Hoard and the Ashwell Hoard.
BARKWAY LOCAL HISTORY GROUP OPEN DAYS
SAT 6 NOV AND SUN 7 NOV 2021
Visitors were greeted by members of Barkway Local History Group and enjoyed viewing and discussing images of the past. Our guest from Friends of the Rib & Quin (FORQ) discussed and raised awareness of local chalk streams and the importance of these rare river environments. More information here: https://friendsoftherib.wordpress.com/friendsoftherib.wordpress.com/