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Rock art Meeting - Northumberland (RAM 2011)

This years RAM (Rock Art Meeting) has been arranged for Sunday June 5th at Lordenshaw. Northumberland.

Lordenshaw is just to the south of Rothbury in Northumberland (see a detailed map Here and then zoom out for road directions etc). There is a good sized car park (shown on map) on the minor road nearest the rock carvings and we will meet up there at 10.30AM.

This is a very informal meet so just bring the usual things like boots, waterproofs, camera and something to eat and we will see who turns up on the day. We plan to take a look at a selection of the carved rocks, cairns and the "hill fort/settlement" etc. The location of the Lordenshaw carved rocks on the ridge leading up towards Simonside Hill (defined as a sacred hill on TMA) might us give some food for thought.


Some readers will be aware that Jan Brouwer passed away on the 25th April 2011, after suffering a serious illness. It was Jan who established the annual rock art meetings as a result of his deep interest in British prehistoric rock carvings. This interest led to regular field trips from his native Holland in order to study the carvings first hand and these visits also created the opportunity for people to meet up with Jan and take a look at some of the rock carvings in a particular location.

Obviously things have changed with Jan's passing and it would be easy just to cancel this years RAM given the circumstances. However Jan indicated that he would like the RAM to go ahead and picked out a photo to go with the RAM details posted on his British rock art Blog (link). So a few of us will still be meeting up at Lordenshaw on June 5th, to remember Jan and take a look at some of the ancient rock carvings that so fascinated him.
Posted by Chappers
18th May 2011ce
Edited 19th May 2011ce

Comments (1)

A worthy tribute... Would love to make it up to one of these meets! Not this one, but one day...

I'm sure you'll do Jan's memory proud. :)

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goffik Posted by goffik
19th May 2011ce
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