Till Valley, Archaeological Society

View of the Till Valley Picture by Jane Coltman

View of the Till Valley Picture by Jane Coltman

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The Till Valley Archaeological Society has had a busy time with a visit to Pallinsburn House, and we thank Mr and Mrs Farr for their kindness and hospitality. We had the added pleasure of the company of John Grundy, whose humour and information added to a special day.

Members have also supported Flodden 500 Routeway excavations at Windy Windshiels and Abbey St Bathans.

TillVAS continues to work on the Village Atlas of Crookham and Branxton, for which we have a Heritage Lottery Fund grant. We would be interested if anyone has a photograph of Branxton Steads when it was a working farm. Please contact Heather Pentland on 01890 820201. We are also interested in cookery books from 1914-1918.

The June talk is the last of the 2015/2016 season, with Adrian Cox, of Historic Scotland’s cultural resources team. He advises on archaeological ad historical matters.

His talk is entitled Tantallon Castle. He will give an update of the archaeological work and the history of this 14th century castle and the conflicts in which the Douglas family was involved. All are welcome, visitors £4. The talk is on Wednesday, June 1, at 7.30pm in Crookham Village Hall.