(Vol.XXXI, No.9) ❙ December 2020
(Vol.XXXI o.9) , Decemb r 2020
18 THE SONG OF THE
SEAWEED GATHERER Sifting through the remains of Scotland’s kelping industry For a brief time between the late 18th and early 19th centuries, Scotland saw a massive boom in the kelping industry. But what archaeological traces has this elusive period left behind? 24 WHAT CAME BEFORE?
Searching for the origins of Old St Oswald Church, Fulford Many Norman churches are thought to have Anglo-Saxon roots. But how far is this the case for Old St Oswald Church in Fulford? A local history society has set out to learn more. 30 ILLUMINATING ISURIUM
Exploring Aldborough’s Roman remains Since the 16th century, it has been known that the Roman town of Isurium Brigantum lay under the village of Aldborough. Now, extensive investigations have illuminated the earlier settlement's layout and the story of how it evolved for the first time.
42 HEIR TO THE PAST
Exploring the Historic Environment Image Resource Based in Oxford, the HEIR Project has collected and collated a vast number of historical photographs held in diverse institutions. Here we explore this unique digital database and what it can tell us of changing landscapes and long-lost views. 50 THE MAYFLOWER, 1620-2020
Tracing voyages of discovery in Plymouth’s past In 1620, around 100 men, women, and children departed from Plymouth to start a new life in America. What do we know of the Mayflower passengers – and what was the city that they left behind like?