TAS LECTURE | Reminder for Tue 25 Mar | Treasures from the River

Dear TAS Members and Friends,

This is a reminder for our next lecture at Stockton Central Library*, Tuesday 25 March kicking off at 7.30pm. If you haven’t already collected your 2014 Membership Card, please talk to Ed Higgins after you have signed in. Guests are welcome for £4 each on the door, but annual membership makes much more sense. Find out how to join on our website.

*Visit our website for travel directions.

Bookstall Volunteer needed

We are looking for a membership volunteer to take over the TAS Bookstall from Jenny Parker. Book sales earn us respectable income both at our lectures and at regional events. Members donate books which are then available for other members to purchase at bargain prices. We need a regular attendee who can transport the books (by car), price them and store them between events. If you would like to help, please contact a committee member at the lecture.

Lecture Reminder

March 25 | Treasures in the river: Artefact biographies from the bed of the Wear


Gary Bankhead, University of Durham

In 2007 Gary discovered many gold, silver and bronze religious artefacts belonging to a former Archbishop of Canterbury in the River Wear in Durham City. In recent years he has gone on to recover an assemblage of more than 3,000 medieval and post-medieval artefacts from the same river. Gary’s illustrated talk will explain how he is working with Durham University to research the context of his finds and using them as individual historical documents to reveal information about their past.

Kind Regards,

Spencer Carter | TAS Chair & eCommunications

Images | © Gary Bankhead by kind permission.

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