Caroline Peacock writes:
“Monday Club on 18th February once again offers something completely different. We shall be entertaining Gary Bankhead, a scuba-diving archaeologist from Durham, who will give an illustrated talk about how he has assembled a collection of small, medieval and post-medieval artefacts in gold, silver and bronze that now numbers some 3000 items.
He has found many of these in the River Wear, and between them they tell some fascinating stories.
The British Museum has indicated that this is one of the largest river assemblages of such material from outside London, and is of national importance in revealing information about the past.
As always, the evening starts at 7.30pm and will finish around 9.00pm. It is a free event, and refreshments will be served.
It is always good to welcome a visiting speaker with a good audience, so we do hope you will join us.”