- 2015-09-23 14:06:00
In May, Bourne U3A Church Visiting Group was the first organisation to sample our ‘St Pega’s Package’, part of our campaign to raise funds for our desperately-needed new roof
The morning’s activities began with a short talk about St Pega and the history of her church, its architecture, curiosities and nationally-acclaimed wall-paintings. A break was taken for refreshments and once again, the ladies of the parish did us proud.
Afterwards, our guests took a gentle, wheel-chair friendly stroll through the heart of the village stopping at various landmarks and at a ‘Dig’ on the village green, conducted by Peakirk Archaeological Survey Team [PAST]. Moreover, the test pit yielded some interesting pottery sherds dating back to the Romano-British period. We all enjoyed the event tremendously and £100 was donated towards our new roof.
Weather permitting, ‘The Archaeology Boys’ will be active on the Green again on Thursday 13 June, Wednesday 7 August and Thursday 19 September to coincide with visits from Deeping and West Deeping Heritage Groups and Oundle U3A. Visitors and villagers alike are invited to drop in and meet ‘The Team’, handle finds and discover more about Peakirk’s hidden heritage.
Special thanks must go to Sheila Lever, Pauline Cooke, Christine Dearman and Jane Harris for providing such a mouth- watering spread (including gluten-free and diabetic fare) and Greg Prior, David Hankins and David Dearman for their archaeological feats. We are now taking ‘St Pega’s Package’ bookings for next year.
by Dr Avril Lumley Prior