The Summer Programme consists of activities organised by the Society or those organised by others which may be of interest to our Members.
Seamer History Fair
Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd October 10:00am to 4:00pm each day
This is an annual event which explores the history of Seamer and nearby areas.
This year the focus is on Victorian costume, and there will be other displays including information about the SAHS findings in Raincliffe Woods.
Seamer Memorial Hall, Main Street, Seamer. Refreshments available; free admission.
8th - 11th September 2016 - Heritage Open Days
The Society is involved in a number of events organised by the Scarborough Museums Trust as part of the Heritage Open Days. All the events are free and take place at a variety of locations.
Raincliffe Woods Archaeological Discoveries
Chris Hall and Marie Woods of the Society will be leading guided walks around recent archaeological discoveries in Raincliffe Woods. The walks, scheduled for 10:30am and 2:00pm on the 10th September, will last around two hours. Stout footwear is required as the walks will cover steep slopes and also venture off the recognised paths. Booking is essential and should be made through the Museums Trust on 01723 374753, Tuesday - Sunday between 10:00am and 5:00pm. This event is a joint endeavour between the Society and the Raincliffe Woods Community Enterprise
Chris Hall will also be leading tours of Ayton Castle and its historic environs and these are scheduled for 10:00am, 1:00pm and 3:00pm on the 11th September. Each tour will last about one hour and includes access into the tower and the undercroft. Those booked on the tour should meet at the interpretation board on Mill Green, not at the Castle, from where participants will walk as an accompanied group to the Castle. Stout footwear is recommended and as with the tour of Raincliffe Woods, booking is essential. Please use the details above to reserve a place. The tour is a joint event between the Society and the Friends of Ayton Castle.
Other locations for the Heritage Open Days in the Scarborough Area are:
- Sir George Cayley's Workshop, Brompton-by-Sawdon
- Rotunda Museum
- Scarborough Art Gallery
- Londesbrough Lodge
- Scarborough Maritime Heritage Centre
- North Bay Railway
- Masonic Hall
- Trinity House
- Scarborough Jail
- St Andrews Church
- Castle By The Sea
- B Bernards & Sons
- Dean Road Chapel
- Hollywood Plaza
The full programme can be downloaded as a PDF from here
Archaeology Training Events & Excavations
- York Archaeological Trust run annual training events in York and Nottingham: take a look at Archaeology Live for more details.
- Current Archaeology magazine has a really useful listing of excavations throughout the summer. Have a look at their Go Digging page.
Scarborough Museums have a range of activities throughout the summer as well as just being great places to visit. Go to the Scarborough Museums Trust page for more details.