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Pioneers of Rossendale: Talk and Workshop

Pioneers of Rossendale – talk and workshop on the early flint industry of the Valley.

Join local expert Stephen Poole as you journey back over 10,000 BC into the history of Rossendale in his fascinating talk about early Mesolithic industries, in particular the Star Carr type. Evidence of this early settlement has been found on Heald Moor between Bacup and Burnley. The Whitaker has a wide collection of flint which will be on display for the talk.   
  • Dates
    Saturday 29th January 2022
    11:00 am – 4:00 pm
  • Tickets

    £5.00 talk only.
    £25.00 talk and workshop.
    Suitable for age 14+

    Talk starts 11am until 12.30pm, workshop starts 1.30pm until 4pm.

This event has expired. Bookings are no longer being taken.

Talk with a Q&A session lasts around 90 minutes.

Following the talk, join Dr John Piprani and his students from Manchester University making cordage, flint drills and then shale beads, based upon the missing examples identified by Stephen, and the famous Star Carr beads and pendant.

There will be a chance at the end of the session for a discussion about the talk and workshop.

Talk starts 11am until 12.30pm, Workshop starts 1.30pm until 4pm.

Additional notes:

  • Recommended age group is for guidance only if you have any questions on suitability please speak to one of our team members or email learning@thewhitaker.org
  • All activities are fully inclusive, please contact our team on learning@thewhitaker.org if you have any specific questions on accessibility
  • Unless otherwise stated, for family workshops you only need to book a ticket for each child attending. Accompanying adult is free
  • Activities can be booked via our website or by visiting our Welcome Desk
  • Whilst some activities are offered free due to our current funding from ACE and HLF, we have introduced ‘pay what you can’ for some events with a suggested donation. We appreciate donations to ensure we can keep activities running in the future
  • Our events cancellation policy can be accessed here.

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