This event, held at Burnby Hall and Gardens, will be a unique evening of food, drink, music and history, all with an Iron Age twist in aid of the project to develop the hall into a heritage and community facility.
Entitled the ‘Burnby Hall Heritage Beanfeast’, there is a varied programme on offer: Archaeologist, Hull University lecturer and local Prehistory and Roman expert, Dr Peter Halkon, will give a welcome address about the exceptional historic landscape of Pocklington and district and will then join up with East Yorkshire folk band, Shiftipig, to provide the musical entertainment of traditional Celtic music.
The organisers have also researched the history books to put on an Iron Age hotpot supper menu – not as way out as it might sound, as many of today’s meats, root vegetables and pulses, herbs and fruits were all available in prehistoric times – and there will be a pop up museum of Iron Age, Roman, Saxon and other ancient artefacts all found in Pocklington and surrounding villages, including items from the recent award-winning Burnby Lane dig.
In addition, the Burnby Hall Heritage Committee is producing an exhibition displaying information, photographs and illustrations about the recent archaeological excavations around Pocklington, including some updates on key sites. There will also be a cash bar and a raffle.
Burnby Hall Gardens Trust chairman, Paul Lee, said: “We hope the evening will provide something for everyone, with a good night out plus an interesting insight into the district’s archaeology. Some of the remarkable finds from Burnby Lane will be on show and several locals with personal collections have generously offered to loan items for the evening’s pop up displays.
“What more could you ask for than to be educated, entertained and wined and dined all at the same event?”
The doors open at 6.00pm, with supper, served from 6.30 to 7.30 with the event ending at 11.00 pm. Inter-spaced with the talk and entertainment will be plenty of opportunities to view the museum display and exhibition and to talk to experts and members of the heritage team.
Tickets cost £15 and are available from the Burnby Hall Gardens Visitor Centre or Heritage Partnership members. They can also be purchased via Eventbrite online at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/burnby-hall-heritage-beanfeast-tickets-67819432749.
UPDATE 26TH SEPTEMBER – ALL TICKETS ARE NOW SOLD.