SOUP TALK: Dan Elsworth – Romans In Furness
Date: 18 October 2023
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
£5 - £10 per personBook Here
£5 for the talk only
£10 for the talk with a bowl of homemade soup (can be served before or after the talk)
Advanced booking through the ‘Book Here’ button above.
If you do not have the means to pay for a ticket, we have an access budget that enables us to provide free places for people with low incomes, who are unemployed or have other accessibility needs. Please contact us to register.
The talk starts at 6.30pm sharp. The Stable Bar will be open for drinks from 5pm.
The Farmer’s Arms, Lowick Green – LA12 8DT
Join Dan Elsworth from Greenlane Archaeology for an illustrated talk on Furness’ evidence of the Romans
The question of whether the Roman Empire ever took control of the Furness Peninsula has been debated amongst antiquarians and archaeologists since at least the late 18th century. Opinion has shifted over the years but new evidence appears all the time and this talk examines the various different strands of information, some old and some recent, and attempts to finds some answers…
Dan joins us as part of our Wednesday night ‘Soup Talks’ series during which we host locals or people passing through the area to share their stories and expertise with a captive audience over a bowl of homemade soup (served before or after the talk). Often illustrated, each talk lasts approximately an hour with time for questions and informal chat. The Stable Bar is open for drinks before and after the talk and those with tickets, get 10% off on the night.
About the Speaker:
Dan Elsworth has worked as a professional archaeologist for almost 25 years and has been involved in archaeological research in the Furness area for over 30 years. He has run Greenlane Archaeology, based in Ulverston, since 2005 and has a range of areas of interest, from the Mesolithic hunter-gatherers, to standing buildings and industrial archaeology.