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 information on our digs, areas of interest, various maps (OS, Tithe, other), other primary documents (wills, inventories, letters, newspaper articles, etc,) some secondary sources (books/commentaries) and historic or aerial photographs.
IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT - CORONAVIRUS - Following Government advice regarding 'social distancing' and in line with other clubs and societies, the Executive Committee have decided to cancel the meetings scheduled for March, April (AGM) and May.
A decision will be made regarding current dig projects and we will keep members informed via email, this website and the newsletter.
Life on the A585 Bypass. Finds going back 6000 years have been found in the preparatory work for the new A585 bypass from Windy Harbour to Skippool. More information can be found here.
A dig is underway by the side of the River Brock looking at an old, derelict cottage. Digging took place on the 9th and 10th October and continued the following weekend. More dates are planned for the future. For more information contact the secretary.
The first important find, in terms of dating evidence, appeared on the 16th November when a 1817 George III silver sixpence was discovered.
The site has been closed down for the Winter. It will re-open when it stops raining!
'NEW' ROMAN ROAD FOUND BY WYRE ARCHAEOLOGY - THE FULL REPORT CAN BE FOUND AT HERE.
Broughton Pinfold Dig
Our first, tentative, findings from the Broughton pinfold dig can be found here:-
On the 6th April 2019, several members of the group met at Nicky Nook to investigate a possible cup and ring stone. On a beautiful day, with magnificent views of the Fylde, the stone and the surrounding area was investigated. It was found at the junction of a couple of ancient walls - which may, possibly, be investigated at a later date. More information will be reported at the next meeting.
The find was reported to Lancashire Historic Environment Record only to find that it had already been reported & recorded.
Following a request, more details and photographs have been added to our Kirkham dig from several years ago. This is now more important with the news that a housing development at Brook Farm, Dowbridge, has been given planning permission.
The recent (2018) Dowbridge dig has uncovered a number of finds have been uncovered including a bronze age cup stone and the base of a Roman oven. The summer of 2019 excavation has now taken place. More images and comments can be found here.
More information to follow.
Archaeologists digging in a pyramid in Egypt have found a mummy covered in hazelnuts and chocolate. It is believed to be Pharoah Rocher.