14th Century Easter Sepulchre

Easter at St Mary’s – April

In April we had a talk on the archaeology of Billingsley and a number of Easter services. These focused on the medieval Easter sepulchre in the church. This is a recess in the wall of the church close to the altar. It looks like the space for a tomb, typically where the founder of the […]

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Guided Walk – 3rd March

Walking along Bind Lane and the Jack Mytton Way to explore the history and archaeology of New England and Bind Brook, with tales of vanished communities, a scandalous politician, mines and railways and medieval monks. Meet outside the Cape of Good Hope for a 2.00pm start. The walk involves some short steep hills where care […]

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Guided Walk – 27th January

“Miners, ironworkers and farmers in Billingsley and Chorley” A guided walk, 2-4.00pm, Sunday 27th January We will use footpaths to explore the history and archaeology of the woodland between Billingsley and Chorley, visiting forgotten communities, a medieval iron works, early farms and mines of all ages. Meet outside the Cape of Good Hope for a […]

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