Our Settlers’ Activities have Begun!

A Talk through Time with Andy Chapman

Wednesday, 18th April – Our first event

Invited guests from local heritage groups came to our launch event at Stanwick Lakes to hear Andy Chapman give a fascinating talk about the discoveries that were made 30 – 40 years ago. Andy, currently with MOLA (Museum of London Archaeology), was the lead archaeologist on the Raunds Project in the 1980s and is an avid supporter of promoting the heritage of the Lakes site.

Ancestral Barn

Wednesday, 9th May

Over the next 12 months or so we will be constructing a barn that will reflect the building materials and construction methods used by the Settlers over the past 5,000 years. It will include Wattle and Daub, Roman Mosaics etc. If you would like to help with the construction, please contact us.
The foundations are about to be prepared so watch how the barn is progressing over the coming months.

Friday, 18th May

Exciting news. Foundations are being dug out!

Sunday, 3rd June

We now have a floor with a space in the middle for our replica Roman mosaic!

“A Walk Through Time” with Andy Chapman
On Sunday, 20th May, in glorious weather we followed the heritage trail at Stanwick Lakes, hearing about the different settlers who made their home on the site over the past 5,000 years.

Andy brought them to life with his clear account of how the archaeological finds told their stories.

The walk was enjoyed by members from some of the county heritage and history groups.

Many thanks Andy.

There will be another walk later in the year. Details will be published on this Blog, on our Facebook page ‘Settlers of the Nene Valley’ and elsewhere in late Summer.