Archaeology Day
Winding Wheel


    20th January 2024

    Derbyshire Archaeology Day 2024 at The Winding Wheel

    Derbyshire Archaeology Day returns to Chesterfield for 2024.


    20th January 2024 9:15 am - 4:30 pm

    This event provides great opportunity to find out about new conservation and archaeological discoveries over the last year or so, in Derbyshire and the wider Peak District.

    The line-up of speakers includes Tristan Cousins from York Archaeology, Alison James and Michael Lobb from MSDS Marine and Thomas Booth from The Crick Institute with many more to be announced.

    Subjects range from ‘Holbrook’s Hidden Heritage’ to ‘The Medieval Origins of Shirebrook’ with other talks also focusing on the study of Ancient DNA and results of recent excavations.

    Derbyshire Archaeology Day 2024 Programme

    9.15am – 9.40am

    Arrival and Registration

    Tea and coffee available (for which a charge will be made)

    9.45am – 9.50am


    9.50am – 10.20am

    Megahan King (Portable Antiquities Scheme)

    The PAS in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire: What we do and what’s been found

    10.20am – 10.50am

    Reuben Thorpe (on behalf of ARS Ltd)

    Navio Roman fort – an update

    10.50am – 11.20am

    Tea and coffee (free of charge

    11.20am – 11.50am

    Colin Merrony and Tim Cockrell (University of Sheffield)

    Hidden in plain sight – the discovery and investigation of a prehistoric site near Sheldon

    11.50am – 12.20pm

    Tom Booth (Crick Institute)

    People of the Peaks: Insights into the prehistoric inhabitants of Britain and the Peak District from ancient DNA

    12.20pm – 1.40pm

    Lunch (not provided but there are cafés, sandwich shops and pubs nearby)

    1.40pm – 2.10pm

    Caitlin Halton and Milena Grzybowska (Archaeological Research Services)

    Oxcroft Lane, Bolsover – a further update on new and exciting discoveries

    2.10pm – 3.40pm

    Tristan Cousins (York Archaeology)

    Not just a mining town – the medieval origins of Shirebrook

    2.40pm – 3.10pm

    Tea and coffee (free of charge)

    3.10pm – 3.40pm

    Alison James and Michael Lobb (MSDS Marine)

    Landlocked and Looking Out, Holbrook’s Hidden Heritage

    3.40pm – 4.10pm

    Vicky Owen and Carina Summerfield-Hill

    Dissenters of the faith – a 19th century non-conformist community in Derby


    Closing Remarks



    Ticket Information

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    Unwaged/student – £9.20
    Under 16s – Free

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