‘What and when is medieval archaeology’? This is a complicated question that can be tackled from many perspectives. ‘Medieval Archaeology’ in Britain is represented by (among others) the Society for Medieval Archaeology. Their definition is a broad one, stating that their society was established to study: evidence of the past, whether standing buildings, landscapes, buried […]
The first of our themes for the next conference.
Theme 1: Towards a better understanding. Of hidden heritage within the urban landscape.
Theme 2: How do we engage the public with hidden heritage within the rural landscape.
Sorry for the extended delay the proceedings will be available for download on the 20th February and as a print on demand.
You’ve heerd thic tale afor ? well, I beant zurprized at that, Of the man as stoal tha butter, and put et in hes hat : But mebby you’ll excuse ma, ef I tells tha tale agean, Vor thic varmer wer my ﬁathcr, and thic very man wer Ben. ‘ Ben had been churmin aal tha daay, Churmin, and churmin, and churmin
Churmin, and churmin, and churmin awaay : Vor tha weather wer cowld, and hes vengers wer num,…
She was bitten by the Blandford fly,
I dont know why, they didn’t bite I,
On her legs and in her hair,
Even places I wouldn’t dare,
Get the ointment she did cry,
My hopes did run high,
Where she was bitten by the Blandford fly,
I dont know why they didn’t bite I,
But thank the Lord for the Blandford fly.
After our last post we received some very interesting feedback from various parties and one point that was made was that of
When people think of their heritage they tend to refer to buildings, archaeology, personal experiences, why is it then that dialect in the West country is overlooked?
As Brits we associate dialect with many places such as Liverpool, Manchester, Hull and Birmingham, this may be partly due to the movement of people during the industrial revolution of the 19th century and the demise of traditional…
This is a find example of the current use of the Dorset dialect and with some great stories