Author Archives: roaminmark

Nottinghamshire’s ancient heritage waiting game goes on

WHEN is anybody going to see some of the 100,000 ancient artefacts – Ice Age to Anglo-Saxon – that were found alongside the A46 Fosse Way during the recent road dualling project? The question has arisen twice at events I’ve … Continue reading

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Savile, Diana and Eaton

  If you haven’t seen the Nemi exhibition at Nottingham Castle yet – hurry up. Although the show is on until September 29 this display of Etruscan and Roman artefacts from the shrine of Diana at Nemi hasn’t been seen … Continue reading

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Ancient history walks? Sign up here.

Nottingham and Nottinghamshire are packed full of themed guided walks: pub walks, ghost walks, literary walks, history walks. But ancient history walks? They’re been strangely rare, which seemed a good reason, among a few others, for me to begin arranging … Continue reading

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Iron Age coins, travel and other thoughts on the train to London

The Hallaton Treasure of coins, bowls and a Roman helmet discovered in south Leicestershire shed considerable light on the religious and social customs of the Corieltauvi people who lived in the East Midlands during the Iron Age. As Leicestershire County Council … Continue reading

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Roman Nottinghamshire up for award

An unexpected email this week informed me that Roman Nottinghamshire has been nominated for Book of the Year by Current Archaeology magazine. It’s one of those voting awards where authors and publishers are expected to round up fans, friends and … Continue reading

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New review and Derbyshire on the way

A belated and positive review of Roman Nottinghamshire has been published in the magazine Current Archaeology (no. 272, November 2012) – the one with Richard III on the front cover. The book has also just been reprinted at a new … Continue reading

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When travellers from afar came to ancient Nottinghamshire…

It’s been a while since the last posting but this has largely been due to work, which has included a new career teaching Roman Nottinghamshire as a subject to adult education classes with the WEA. Two courses have just finished … Continue reading

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