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West Park / Jackdaw Crag Field. Are you a Boston Spa resident? Have you filled in your Neighbourhood Plan questionaire yet? Don’t miss our report on the important archaeology in this field. Like Church Field this could come under threat too. Help to make an informed decision. View Here

Latest meeting: Sun Apr 28  Georgian Leeds: this guided walk was led by one of our members, Robert Dyson. Go to the Activities/Outings page for pictures and notes.    Next outing: Wetherby History Walk, led by member Derek Gulland, May 30th 7.15 pm.

Recent meeting: Sun Apr 7 Spring Archaeobotany outing: members’ visit to Ox Close Wood, East Keswick, led by Barry Wright. See our Archaeobotany page for photographs and notes about the successful visit.  (Posted 7/4/13 MB)

(Past event) Public Presentation Evening – Autumn 2012  110 tickets were sold for this successful event , which was advertised follows:

Public Presentation Evening – Oct 19 2012 – Boston Spa Village Hall – 7.30 pm. Tickets £3 from Yeadons Hardware Store, High Street, Boston Spa.      Recent Excavations at Wattle Syke and Church Fields – A chance to hear from the excavation teams about what they discovered.

Programme:   Setting the Scene in Boston Spa by Malcolm Barnes, BSAHG, a short introduction (10 mins)… Recent Excavations at Church Fields by Jamie Armstrong, Durham University Dept of Archaeology (20 mins)… Excavations at Wattle Syke by Ian Roberts, Archaeological Services West Yorkshire (40 mins)… Local Heritage Recording & the Localism Bill by Ian Sanderson, West Yorks Archaeology Advisory Service (10 mins).

Church Field occupies a unique position in the centre of Boston Spa village. Wattle Syke, situated by the AI roundabout, is where the parishes of Boston Spa, Collingham and Wetherby meet. Unusual discoveries were made of regional as well as local importance. People were invited to come and hear about the excavations and what they tell us about the early occupation of the area.