A1 archaeology talk to take place in Leyburn

Just one of the many well-preserved leather shoes found at Catterick, a town south of Scotch Corner known to the Romans as Cataractonium. Large leather sheets have also been found in the town, suggesting it was a leatherworking centre, possibly supporting the Roman military © Northern Archaeological Associates

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Dr Jen Parker Wooding, project officer with the Northern Archaeology Associates, will give a presentation on the results of the archaeological excavations conducted recently as part of the A1 upgrade and improvement scheme.

Various items will be on show and she will talk primarily about the finds at Scotch Corner which have changed the existing viewpoint and dating of the history of the Romans in this part of Yorkshire.

Dr Parker Wooding is an enthusiastic speaker about the exciting discoveries, organisers say.

There will be an opportunity to ask questions.

The event will be held on Friday 16th June at 1pm, Leyburn Arts & Community Centre, The Old School House.

Tickets £3 to include tea/coffee and cake.

Tickets can be purchased from the Centre, tel 01969 624510 or email admin@oldschoolhouseleyburn.com