Wednesday, 7 September 2016

Comment: Digging for Ravenglass

Some of the diggers from the Romans in Ravenglass project will be doing investigations in and around the town 12th - 16th September.  Find out more on the Digging for Ravenglass blog.

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Comment: New pylons may be set for Ravenglass

"John Ruskin described it as the “gateway to paradise” where the mountains literally tumble into the sea and the land bears the remnants of the final frontiers of the Roman empire. But the tranquil, isolated charm of the tiny fishing village of Ravenglass – on the west coast of the Lake District national park – is under threat ..."

Friday, 20 November 2015

Report: The Roman in Ravenglass Project Report 2013-2015

The Romans in Ravenglass final project report is now available to download from ArcHeritage

It includes a full analysis of the all the trenches excavated, plus the geophysics and finds reports. Beware, the document is large (142 MB), so may take some time to download!

Monday, 9 November 2015

Congratulations! Romans in Ravenglass archaeologist wins award ...

Jon supervises young archaeologists in Trench 4

Dr Jon Kenny, who taught school children out in Ravenglass Trench 4 in 2014, has won the Council for British Archaeology Marsh Community Archaeologist of the Year award!
Well known for helping Yorkshire community archaeology groups, Jon is a deserving winner of this prize. We're proud that he helped us out at Ravenglass too. Congratulations Jon!

Wednesday, 14 October 2015

Hadrian's Wall Archaeology Forum 2015

"Hadrian's wall at Greenhead Lough" by Velella -Licensed under Public Domain

Thank you to David Brear who has pointed out that this year's Hadrian's Wall Archaeology Forum is on 28th November:

A further search gave these details:

This will bring us up to date with excavations on the Wall 2015.  The Hadrian’s Wall Archaeology Forum is an annual day-conference featuring talks for the general public about new discoveries in the Hadrian’s Wall frontier zone including the Cumbrian coast. This year’s programme features talks on excavation projects at Maryport (Steve Rowland and Tony Wilmott), Vindolanda (Andrew Birley) and Wallsend (Nick Hodgson) as well as that at Binchester (David Mason) which has revealed arguably the best-preserved Roman building in the whole of Britain. There will also be a range of publications on sale at reduced prices. Price = £12.00 (includes tea/coffee mid-morning and mid-afternoon). 

No representation from Romans in Ravenglass this year, but the nearby fort of Maryport has a lecture.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Comment: How to see the Romans in Ravenglass!

(Photo by Rowan May)

Now that the project is nearly complete, there are several new Roman attractions visitors can see in Ravenglass ...

There is a new interpretation board next to the Roman Baths, in addition to those installed by English Heritage:

And there is a display in the Pennington Hotel, which means the display free to all, and open when the hotel is:

In addition, at the Ravenglass & Eskdale Steam Railway (aka La'al Ratty) there will also be a small selection of the Roman finds collected by local people over the years.

Appearing not just in Ravenglass, the dig report is currently receiving final touches and will be available to download soon.