Welcome to the Wyre Archaeology website. Our name dates back several years but our interests are not confined to just the Wyre District but cover the whole of Wyre, the Fylde and beyond. The resources will include various maps (OS, Tithe, other), other primary documents (wills, inventories, letters, newspaper articles, etc,) some secondary sources (books/commentaries) and historic or aerial photographs.
Simon, our cycling treasurer, has decided to set off on a 600 mile trip round Scotland, part of which involves a ride up what some describe as the best climb in the UK, the notorious Bealach na Bà, which climbs over 2,000 ft in just 6 miles. He is not known for his climbing abilities on a bike, and will be handicapped further by having to carry all he needs for the 2 weeks of the ride.
He is going to use the ride as a means of raising money for Diabetes UK: he's diabetic and one of his fiends has just lost 3 toes as a result of borderline age related diabetes. Hopefully the contributions will help the charity find a way of dealing with the many complications it causes.
As a side line, if you would like to give an estimated time for his ascent of the Bealach in hours minutes and seconds, he will be carrying a bottle of whisky round on his trip and presenting it to the person who makes the closest guess of his ascent time. Guesses can be made by email or by posting on the JustGiving website.
WATCH HERE FOR DIG INFORMATION
2018 BIG DIG currently in planning. Probably we'll aim for 27 to 30 July,
Data Protection: With effect from 25 May 2018 the EU General Data Protection Regulation comes into effect and applies to all organisations that hold data about individuals. Wyre Archaeology asks for members’ contact details and holds them on a database for the purposes of communication.
In order to comply with the Directive, Wyre Archaeology is formalising its policy on Data Protection (attached). This was discussed and passed at the Annual General Meeting on 18 April.
The key issue for members is that YOU need to give US permission to hold and use YOUR data i.e. your name and in particular your email address.
Wyre Archaeology Constitution: Although WA is an amateur and voluntary society, we do have a written constitution that governs how we operate and includes various policies. It’s been some years since the constitution was framed and a number of changes have come about through decisions in meetings or from the Executive Committee.
The updated constitution was accepted in principle by the AGM on 18 April but you may still let us have comments by email
Subscriptions: WA subscriptions are due at the current rate. We have no external sources of funding and rely on your subs for purchase or hire of essential equipment that is used on digs, to pay our insurance policy, website fees, room hire etc. Members and the Executive Committee take no remuneration. We depend on you to keep us going so please renew your membership no.
Britain's Ancient Capital, Dig for Britain and Time Team are TV programmes that have inspired many people to get involved in archaeology.
If you're one of those who have been inspired but don't know what to do about it and you're interested in the Archaeology, History and Pre-history of North West Lancashire why not join one of the very few practical field archaeology groups in the county?
Wyre Archaeology is keen to meet people who'd like to get involved in a practical way. Whatever your age, level of knowledge or skill, we can find a role for you.
Just get in touch!
You can join as a Full Member and have all the benefits of regular meetings, voting rights, participation in digs,free training, loan of kit and dig insurance, group membership of the Council for British Archaeology and CBA North West and links with other local groups, plus a regular dedicated newsletter.
If evening meetings or distance are problems, Associate Members can stay in touch via our newsletter* and other links and may also participate in digs as described above.
If you're not sure, Non-members may attend 2 meetings free of charge.
P.S. FULL-TIME STUDENTS UP TO & INCLUDING AGE 21 ARE FREE!