Bay Archaeology Festival -16th-31st July

Rediscovering the Bays Old Ways

The Morecambe Bay Partnership is organising a fortnight of special walks, talks, hands-on activities and family fun covering the history and archaeology of some of the Bay’s most intriguing sites – 16th to 31st July 2016.  For full details , follow this link.Bay Archaeology Festival – Events

2014 05 05 04 South Walney fort

Military archaeology, Walney Island (photo by Bill Shannon)

Sat, 16 Jul 2016 10:30 to 13:00

Bay Archaeology Festival: Lecture Series (Barrow)

A morning of talks and presentations rediscovering the Bay

Location: The Forum, Barrow-in-Furness

A morning of talks and presentations as part of the Bay Archaeology Festival.

The programme includes:

Between the Wilderness and the World – the Cistercians and Furness Abbey 

Andrew Davidson, Historic England


Lords of the land between Coniston and Windermere: Furness Abbey and its influence on the medieval landscape of Cumbria.

Caron Newman, Newcastle University


Cave archaeology and Morecambe Bay

Dr Hannah O’Regan, Nottingham University


The Military History of Walney Island

Sam Edwards, Ben Edwards & Amy Walling, Manchester Metropolitan University


Mapping Morecambe Bay – The Early Years

Dr Bill Shannon

FREE but booking essential – book your places here.


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