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Mortimer’s Cross Battlefield Project Update Autumn 2018

Project progress

This summer an aerial survey from Airfield, courtesy of Swiftlightflight, provided an opportunity to look at the features in the landscape exposed by the dry weather, although nothing of significance relating to the battle was observed this time. Landscape archaeology to uncover ancient clues as to how and where the battle may have been fought and document research into the battle is underway. Battlefield investigations led by Dr Glenn Foard with their inherent uncertainties and potential begin this autumn.

Volunteers

There are now a substantial number of volunteers who bring a host of skills to the project. Opportunities for volunteers to become involved will evolve gradually as the project develops. The talk and walk of the landscape for volunteers by Dr Tracey Partida, Landscape Archaeology Director, is now fully booked although further landscape walks will be organized. Opportunities for volunteers to learn how to research documents are also in the pipeline. If you wish to be involved as a volunteer please fill in the online registration form via this LINK. Or contact the Project Director Gary Ball mx1461cbap@gmail.com Recording your particular area of interest in the project will allow us to direct you to the relevant volunteer opportunities.

Project promotion

The project was promoted at the Angelfest in Kingsland this August with opportunities to meet some of the team. Gary and Jan Ball displayed their fascinating battle related weapons and medieval artefacts and over 100 people visited the model of the battle in Kingsland Church. Built and hand painted by Martin Hackett the well-known battlefield author and wargaming expert it contains thousands of accurate figures of the various factions who fought with the two armies and a plan of how the battle may have been fought. This model will be shown at the Medieval Fayre in Ludlow on 23-25th of November.

Dates for your diary: for details or to book contact Martin on hackett765@btinternet.com 07926 903020
Saturday 6 October 2018 7pm – Medieval Supper at the Corners Inn – £25 a head – limited places – book early
November 19th 2018 7pm. AGM Ludlow Brewery Station Drive Ludlow SY8 2PQ
April 27th 2019 Annual battlefield walk with other events to be announced.

We need your help: If you have any stories about the battle or where the bodies might be buried, reported or actual finds, or related place names, we are compiling a data base to help the research, or if you wish to receive project updates Please contact Patricia Pothecary 01568 708597 patricia@pothecary.net

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