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Grange 3 (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art)

A very Sad Loss.. Mr Donald Henry

Hi Folks,

It is with great sadness that i have to report the death of a very good old friend to Suzanne & Myself, Mr Donald Henry from Grange House who has passed away after a brief illness. I am sure alot of you met Mr Henry when i was able to show you the carvings in the garden of Grange house during the RAM07. Donald was such a character , i found that out on the many number of times i visited him as we at first found the carvings, ( oh that chainsaw story will live with me forever ), and later talked about the carvings, his love of the old cars he stored in his garages and in life in general, the many stories he used to tell me. I am sure i can pass on your kind thoughts to Mrs Henry and the rest his family on this sad occasion. I am really glad that i was able to spend some time with Donald only 2 or 3 weeks ago.

A very sad loss indeed.



Archaeology Dayschool - Much more than Stone Axes - An update on Cumbrian Prehistory

Archaeology Dayschool - Much more than Stone Axes - An update on Cumbrian Prehistory

Saturday 11 October
10.00am - 4.45pm

This dayschool on prehistory in Cumbria will include talks from Mark Edmonds on his Langdale project, Aaron Watson on Stone Circles, Kate Sharp on Cumbria Rock Art, Annie Hamilton-Gibney and Aaron Watson on the Living among the Monuments project at Penrith, and Tim Padley and Dot Bruns talking about the newly discovered Bronze Age Lunula from Brampton.

Tickets: £12 including lunch, tea and coffee, £6 without.

Call Tullie House Museum on 01228 618700 to book tickets.

Prehistoric Rock - art in Cumbria - Lecture

Prehistoric Rock - art in Cumbria
Venue: Yew Tree Hall High Lorton (near Cockermouth)
Date: 10th July 2008
Time: 7.30pm
How to book: Not required
Price: Visitors £2
Tel: Ted Gilbertson 01900 85482
Lecturer: Dr. Stan Beckensall
Event Type: Local and Community History

Dr. Stan Beckensall is a world authority on prehistoric rock - art. He has written extensively on most areas of British rock art. The illustrated talk will place Cumbria in a context of British rock - art generally and will present some certainties and many unknown things about it.

Admission Fee includes refreshments

Achnabreck (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art)

Rock carvings found after recent storm..

Just found a report from this weekend regarding new carvings found at Achnabreck after a recent storm.

New carvings found at Achnabreck

Cockles Stone (Cup and Ring Marks / Rock Art)

A monumental cockles up

TO most passers-by it looks little more than a weathered boulder lying forlorn on the side of a farm lane in East Lothian.

The faint markings etched on its sides are barely distinguishable, and to the untrained eye look like nothing more than graffiti scratches.

So when land factor Francis Ogilvy decided to move the heavy stone near Haddington in order to widen the farm lane beside it, he barely thought twice.

What he had no way of knowing is that he was potentially vandalising an ancient and protected monument.

Full story from the Scotsman


Aerial Photography And Archaeology : 100 Years of Discovery.

The English Heritage exhibition traces the importance of aerial photography to archaeology through photographs dating back to 1906.

The exhibition is in the Wiltshire Heritage Museum, Devizes, Wiltshire up until 18th February.

Entry is free.

Wiltshire Heritage Museum

Tel 01380 727369

Join a druid on a journey to the Iron Age...

Meet the Wise Druid of Holyrood Park and journey back in time to sample life in the Iron Age.

This special one day event on Sunday 1 October gives families the chance to meet a range of characters including a farmer, hunter and Roman soldier. There's also the opportunity to try on costumes, do some potting, make coins and create wattle fencing.

This even is part of the Scottish Archaeology Month

Scottish Archaeology Month 2006

"Scottish Archaeology Month is CSA's flagship public initiative that celebrates Scotland's rich archaeological heritage through a diverse programme of free events staged locally. Held every September, it aims to make archaeology more accessible to the wider public and encourage awareness, understanding and appreciation of Scotland's archeology, as well as providing a focus for local and national archaeology."

Scottish Archaeology Month

Scottish Archaeology Month 2005

The Council for Scottish Archaeology (SAM) are having their flagship annual event during September.

SAM is a programme of archaeological events that take place in September all over Scotland from some of the remotest islands to the busiest of city centres. People of all ages and interests should find an event that will appeal with many events suitable for families and young people.

Scottish Archaeology Month 2005 link:

Events link:
From Galloway, i walk the land in search of prehistoric rock art.

Brian Kerr Photography

My TMA Content: