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Archaeology society formed

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flint toolsA BID to form an archaeology society to cover Helensburgh and district has been successful.

The idea came from Rosneath archaeology enthusiasts Tam Ward and Sandra Kelly, with a view to searching for items from the past, making new discoveries, and carrying out research.

They have already found historic flint tools from over 4,000 years ago by simply walking over and closely looking at disturbed ground. It is planned in due course to display them in Helensburgh Heritage Trust's Heritage Centre at Helensburgh Library.

Sandra said: "Prehistoric canoes have been found along the Clyde shores, and from the last century there are many World War Two sites awaiting attention."

A public meeting was arranged in the Victoria Hall on Monday March 25 and a steering group met in Garelochhead on Wednesday April 3. A further public meeting was held in the Victoria Hall on Monday April 22, when it was agreed to create the North Clyde Archaeology Society.

Tam Ward was elected chairman, and Sandra Kelly secretary. The society's committee will now organise a programme of lectures, fieldwork and excursions. The area of interest is Erskine to Arrochar, including the Rosneath Peninsula.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 08 May 2013 13:39 )  

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