27th February Mr Clive Hart Archaeology of the Sheffield Peak District.

Clive’s interest in archaeology dates from his days as a small boy and has continued to this day. With several degrees to his name, he has spent most of his working life involved in the study of archaeology and has been instrumental in raising the profile of sites which are under threat from agriculture, building or road infrastructure. His journey through the some of the sites within the Peak District revealed that we are often unaware of the history behind the features we see. His pictures took us to various places including the most important prehistoric site of the East Midlands, Arbor Low which is a Neolithic henge monument atmospherically set amid high moorland. Within an earthen bank and ditch, a circle of some 50 white limestone slabs, all now fallen, surrounds a central stone ‘cove’ – a feature found only in major sacred sites. Nearby is enigmatic Gib Hill, a large burial mound. You can find it east of the A515 on the Ashbourne to Buxton road.