MEETINGS BACK TO NORMAL!
The next meeting will be Wednesday, 20th April starting at 7:30pm. This will be our AGM, which will be kept as short as possible since we have Gary Thornton giving a talk on "The Romans in the Fylde". Gary is an ex-treasurer for Wyre Archaeology and has been metal detecting in the area for more than 20 years.
Welcome to the Wyre Archaeology website. Our name dates back several years but our interests are not confined to just the Wyre District but cover the whole of Wyre, the Fylde and beyond. The resources will include information on our digs, areas of interest, various maps (OS, Tithe, other), other primary documents (wills, inventories, letters, newspaper articles, etc,) some secondary sources (books/commentaries) and historic or aerial photographs.
Some hearty souls are continuing to investigate an old, derelict cottage by the side of the River Brock. Originally opened more than two years ago the building is turning out to be an excellent site for any members new to Archaeology who wish to learn some of the techniques. The site is particulaly fascinating since we had no idea of the age and use of the cottage - the last time it appeared on any maps was in the 1850's.
The first important find, in terms of dating evidence, appeared on the 16th November, 2019 when a 1817 George III silver sixpence was discovered.
Wyre Archaeology have been given access to the Brook Farm (Dow Bridge) reports. Finds range from the Paleolithic age through to Bronze, Roman and Medieval. Only for members at the moment who can find it in the Report section.
NEW ROMAN FORT
For some time Wyre Archeology have been sworn to secrecy regarding the discovery of a Roman fort at Burscough. Although this is outside our immediate area a number of members have been involved in uncovering the site and our colleagues in Wigan Archaeology performed the geophys. Recently local residents have noticed some uncontrolled activity on the site which has led to Historic England classifying the site as a scheduled monument. More information can be view here. More information will be revealed in our regular meetings
'NEW' ROMAN ROAD FOUND BY WYRE ARCHAEOLOGY - THE FULL REPORT FOR REGISTERED MEMBERS CAN BE FOUND AT HERE.