Medieval buildings myths - This inn is made from shipwreck timbers!

Medieval buildings myths - This inn is made from shipwreck timbers!
 
  6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

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This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

Tall-ship Tales from the Great British Pub with buildings archaeologist James Wright.

One of the most tenacious mediaeval building myths is that many timber-framed buildings were constructed from salvaged ship timbers.

A visit to almost any timber-framed public house in the land will elicit a similar story. The tale is often elaborated to add a layer of enigma and romanticism to the pub by mentioning the Spanish Armada or battle of Trafalgar.

Are these just harmless folktales intended to hook in the boozers, or can we genuinely find the timbers of lost ships in the rafters of the village watering hole?

Find out from an award-winning buildings archaeologist, James Wright!

James Wright is buildings archaeologist with two decades professional experience of ferreting around in people’s cellars, hunting through their attics and digging up their gardens.

He hopes to find meaningful truths about how ordinary and extraordinary folk lived their lives in the mediaeval period.

James has worked in several areas of the heritage sector with experience as a field archaeologist, conservation stonemason, community archaeologist, historic stone specialist, archival researcher and historic graffiti specialist.

This talk is part of our Fantasy February Festival of talks to promote the large Folklore and Customs Collection held by Kensington Central Library.

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Cost: Free of Charge


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2021-02-23 18:30 2021-02-23 18:30 Europe/London Medieval buildings myths - This inn is made from shipwreck timbers! Tall-ship Tales from the Great British Pub with buildings archaeologist James Wright. https://www.ianvisits.co.uk/calendar/2021/02/23/medieval-buildings-myths-this-inn-is-made-from-shipwreck-timbers-250282 ,,,

This is an online video event, please check the organiser for details about how to watch.

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