Plymouth Archaeology Society

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 MONDAY 5th JUNE 2017

Monday 5th June at 7:00 pm

Weir Quay and the Bere Peninsula with Ann Marcer and Les Deering

The Bere Peninsula grew in importance during the 12th century following the discovery of silver-lead mines in the area which were worked until the late 1800s. The remains of the mining activity are still prominent in the area and will be the focus of this walk but the guides will also cover other aspects of Bere’s industrial heritage by looking at historic quaysides, market gardening and a Victorian basket factory. Ann Marcer and Les Deering are volunteer heritage guides who received in-depth training as part of the Helping Hands for Heritage Project and now lead regular walks in the Tamar Valley for the AONB. The walk will last approximately 2 hours with some hills and muddy paths, please wear appropriate footwear. Meet at SX 433 648 in the car parking area at Weir Quay, Bere Alston PL20 7BS.

Limited parking so please car share.

Plymouth Archaeology Society (PAS) consists mainly of amateur members with an enthusiastic interest in a wide range of archaeological disciplines. We wish to share our enthusiasm for archaeology in general and provide better knowledge and support for the abundant local sites in our area.

Visitors are invited to attend any of our regular meetings (coach trips require pre-booking) and we hope you will be tempted to become a full member. PAS is open to all to apply for membership (membership information).

P.A.S. organise monthly winter lectures by invited guest speakers (winter programme). The summer programme consists of visits to local sites of interest. These are usually guided by experts with local knowledge of the site concerned (summer programme). The summer programme is augmented by coach trips to sites a little further afield. These are usually day trips but can occasionally involve a weekend away.

We also organise workshops to benefit those with a practical interest in archaeology. In the past these have included - surveying for archaeologists, geophysics and pollen analysis (archaeology workshops).

Any damage or threats to archaeological sites should be reported urgently to either The City Archaeologist based in the Planning Dept (01752 305433) or the City Museum (01752 304774). Archaeological finds should be reported to the City Museum.

Our meetings are held on the first Monday of each month and start sharp at 7pm unless otherwise indicated. They are open to non-members (except where indicated below) but a £4 donation is requested to cover our expenses. Appropriate footwear & clothing must be worn.

Our walks are not suitable for dogs.