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Appleby Archaeology was formed in early 1998 with the aim of encouraging local interest in practical field archaeology. We meet regularly each month during the winter to hear lectures on subjects of general archaeological interest. During the summer we visit local sites.
We produce a quarterly newsletter and do our best to keep members informed about opportunities to get involved in local archaeology
Our membership includes professional archaeologist and over the years we have surveyed and dug at numerous locations in the Appleby area - in particular on Brackenber Moor which preserves a wide range of prehistoric features. No experience is required in order to become involved in this work as we are able to provide all necessary training
Recently we were fortunate to be awarded a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund to involve the Appleby Community in a wide-ranging project to research the early history of the town
Apparch's monthly Lectures are held in the Supper Room of Appleby Market Hall. The Market Hall is situated a few yards up from the Tufton Arms Hotel beside the Moot Hall. It is accessed through a pair of double doors at the end of a broad covered walkway between shops.
The Supper Room is on the first floor up the stairs immediately to the left. A lift is available if required.
Roadside parking is usually available in the Market Square outside the Hall. This is a Disk Zone during the day but parking is free in the evenings when we hold our Lectures.
Appleby Archaeology Group gratefully acknowledges the professional direction and technical support provided by Wardell Armstrong Archaeology. We are also very grateful for the generous financial assistance provided by the Heritage Lottery Fund, the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society (CWAAS) and the Cumbria County Council Neighbourhood Forum.
All Lectures are currently being held online at 7.30 on the second Thursday in the month. Members will be emailed an "invitation" and "passcode" for each lecture evening during the week before the event. If you're not a member but would like to join a lecture evening as a "visitor", please contact us and we'll send you the necessary links
The events archive contains a complete list of all lectures and summer visits and you can view the writeup for a lecture (where available) by clicking on the event's entry in the listing
Apparch publishes quarterly newsletters and all but the most recent are available from the archive. Newsletters contain lecture and visit reports alongside details of news and events. If you are looking for information on a particular topic the Newsletter archive also provides a keyword search facility.
In its early days Apparch hosted several one-day conferences. The Conference archive contains collected papers for some of these.
Appleby Archaeology Group has copies of the Proceedings of the Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeology Society between 1952 and 1989 available for loan. Please use our contact email address if you would like to borrow a copy.
The table below (which may take a moment or two to reveal itself) shows the first 50 records in a searchable database of archive references to individuals resident in the Appleby area since the early 13th century. It has been compiled by AppArch member Chris Wilson from entries in local archives, and now contains over 40,000 records
Clicking a blue meeting title in the table below will open a writeup file for that meeting. The "Custom Search" facility below can be used to locate all archive references to a particular topic
Appleby Archaeology has moved on-line for the present. Members receive a "Newslet" email every few weeks or so on topics that we hope they will find interesting and entertaining. Our Autumn lecture programme starts up again in October via Zoom. Please click here for details of how you join these evenings.