As one of the core objectives of Roads To The Past (RTTP) is to promote and facilitate historical and archaeological activities for the local community, our 2020/21 programme of events such as community archaeology, walking tours, talks and visits that were planned were cancelled or postponed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.  We quickly realised that we must adapt and we were fortunate to apply for and get a small grant from the Heritage Lottery Emergency Fund that has enabled us to run a series of webinars that are free to anyone interested in listening to them.  Our funding has now ceased but we are pleased to continue with our webinar series for the foreseeable future


Thursday 17 December 2020

Landscape Research: a road to the future?

Join Al Oswald from University of York for an engaging overview of use of Lidar in archaeology

Medieval Moated Site at Skipworth

Thursday 14th January 2021 at 7.30 pm

Jon Kenny talks about this fascinating community project

Traditional farm buildings of the Yorkshire Dales

Thursday 21st January 2021 at 7.30 pm

watch our video with James Brightman to find out more

Jim has provided a reading list
– Hartley, M. and Ingleby, J. 1968. Life and Tradition in the Yorkshire Dales. Otley, Smith Settle
– Muir, R. 1997. The Yorkshire Countryside: A Landscape History. Edinburgh, Keele University Press
– White, R. 1997. The Yorkshire Dales. London, Batsford
– Brunskill, R.W. 2004. Traditional Buildings of Britain: Introduction to Vernacular Architecture. Yale, Yale University Press.
– Brunskill, R.W. 2007. Traditional Farm Buildings and their Conservation. Yale, Yale University Press.
– White, R. and Darlington, G. 2004. ‘Houses built in most of the fields’: Field Barns in Swaledale and Arkengarthdale. In White, R. and Wilson, P. (eds) Archaeology and Historic Landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales. Huddersfield, Yorkshire Archaeological Society. Occasional Paper No. 3: 145-156.

Lost Lives New Worlds

Thursday 04th February 2021

Dr Chris Gerrard, University of Durham

Unlocking the story of the 1650 Scottish soldiers buried on Palace Green in Durham
We are pleased to offer copies of the book at £15 plus P&P, please contact us for details

New approaches to understanding Viking settlement in eastern Yorkshire

Friday 26th February 2021

Dr Stuart Wrathmell FSA

Q & A on Viking Settlements

Friday 26th February 2021

Dr Stuart Wrathmell FSA

What can the discoveries made at Wharram Percy teach us about medieval Thornton-le-Street?

Thursday 04th March 2021

Al Oswald, University of York

Fin Cop

Thursday 25th March 2021

Join Jim Brightman for his unique insight into Fin Cop

Beningbroughs Rediscovered

Thursday 08th April 2021

Mark Newman, National Trust

Local Community archaeology and geophysical survey

15th April 2021

Join James Lyall