Treasured Remains: Graveyard Detectives, New Lanark Burial Ground

Illustrated talk and family friendly activities at fascinating New Lanark burial ground

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Date:

Saturday 09 September 2017 1:00pm until 4:00 pm

Price:
FREE

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[email protected] / 0300 012 9878


Event's Address:

David Dale's House New Lanark ML11 9DB

Get involved in Treasured Remains, a project celebrating four of the most historically significant graveyards in the Clyde and Avon Valley, between now and next January. Join Archaeology Scotland and Kirkyard Consulting for a series of FREE  hands-on workshops which explore the histories of New Lanark Burial Ground; St Patrick’s Churchyard, Dalzell Estate; St Michael’s Churchyard, Cambusnethan; and St Ninian’s Churchyard, Stonehouse. 

Come join the launch of the CAVLP Graveyards Project and discover why these burial sites are anything but the usual suspects. An illustrated talk offers a virtual line up. We pose the questions that need answering and set up the hot clues for you to follow. Review the evidence boards to investigate death customs from around the world. Oh and you can get your hands dirty on this job: we're running activities to make your own graveyard inspired artwork, from sugar skulls to strange symbols. It's not all about serious detective work either - there's a fun quiz for everyone to enjoy.

No experience is necessary as training will be given. All ages and abilities are welcome but children below 16 should be accompanied by an adult. Workshops are FREE but booking is essential via Phil Richardson, at Archaeology Scotland at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  / 0300 012 9878.

Meeting point: David Dale's House, New Lanark (one building along from the red post box, and just across from the hostel)

Events in the series are listed here:

Graveyard Detectives – Illustrated talk and family activities to launch the project. Saturday 9 September, New Lanark, 1-4pm

Uncovering Buried Tombstones – probing for and uncovering the buried stones so that the graveyard can be better recorded. Friday 22 and Saturday 23 September, St Patrick’s Churchyard, Dalzell Estate, 10am-4pm

Tomb Readers: Throwing New Light on Worn Inscriptions with Digital Photography – Learn how to use Reflectance Transformation Imaging (RTI) to take photos capturing a surface’s shape and colour using lights at different angles, to help uncover inscriptions and designs difficult to see with the naked eye. Saturday 7 and Sunday 8 October, St Patrick's Kirkyard, Dalzell Estate, 10am-4pm and Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 October, St Michael’s Churchyard, Cambusnethan, 10am-4pm

What Lies Beneath? Discovering Graveyard Geophysics – Learn how geophysics is used to identify the hidden heritage that lies below the ground. Sunday 29 October, St Ninian’s Graveyard, Stonehouse, 10am-4pm

Telling Tales: An Introduction to Graveyard Research and Interpretation – Ever wonder where to find more information about a graveyard or how to explain the rich and unique history of a site to the general public? Come along to these workshops and we will take you through the journey from finding out more to presenting that information in an engaging way. Saturday 9 December, St Ninian’s Graveyard, Stonehouse, 10am-4pm and Saturday 13 January, New Lanark Burial Ground, 10am-4pm

Watch the video with Susan Buckham, Kirkyard Consulting, below.

 

Read the Treasured Remains Conservation Strategy for Historic Graveyards in the Clyde and Avon Valley undertaken by Kirkyard Consultants in 2011 below. 

 

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