2011: Conference at Swadlincote

The annual conference was held on Sunday 27th November at Sharpes Pottery Museum, West Street, Swadlincote, Derbyshire DE11 9DG.

2011 Agenda and Minutes 2010

The programme was as follows:

09:30 Reception and coffee

10:00 AGM

10:25 Andrew Selkirk: Ideas for a possible future direction by independent archaeologists ‑ Church Archaeology?

10:45 Chris Yates South West Maritime Archaeological Group ‑ History from the Sea (Bronze age boat / ingots etc from Devon).

11:25 Coffee

11:40 Alex York I once was lost ‑ now I’m found. Alex’s story into how he became involved with finding sections of Roman Roads in Cheshire.

12:25 Janet Spavold & Sue Brown Ticknall Archaeological Research Group. The results of their digs and significance of decoration on pottery finds.

13:05 Lunch

14:00 David Hibbitt The struggle to break into commercial geophysics with 2 case studies plus other sites where the TR/CIA resistivity meter has been used to great effect for commercial and research work (twin probe, VES, Wenner and PT).


14:45 Ed Archer Lanark Archaeological Society. Discover Clydesdale ‑ Community archaeology as funded by the Heritage Lottery ‑ a very useful flip to our society,

15:25 Coffee / Tea


15:40 Kevin Barton:  Clifden & Connemara Heritage Society on a community project investigating the Marconi Wireless Transmission site (1905 ‑ 1922) at Derrigimlagh and the Alcock &Brown landing site (1919) to the south.


16.15. Rob Randall: Development of the Mk 2 resistivity meter (sponsored by the CIA and Current Archaeology).

16.55. Conference ends but venue available for further informal discussions until late. Tea/coffee will be available.

(Note. A Congress was originally planned for 2011,  to have been held at Lincoln on September 16th – 18th 2011, but unfortunately this had to be cancelled. For the aborted programme, click here )

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