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‘Historic Building Mythbusting’ – A talk by Dr.James Wright of Triskele Heritage

12th September - 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

From June 2024 onwards, James Wright of Triskele Heritage will be setting off on a promotional book tour after the release of Historic Building Mythbusting – Uncovering Folklore, History and Archaeology. He will be at Abingdon Museum on Thursday 12th September for a presentation lasting 45-60 minutes, Q&A session, and people will have the opportunity to pick up a signed copy of the book.

He will give two talks at 12pm and 2pm in Abingdon Museum’s Kempster room on 12 September 2024.

£10 per ticket. Booking essential as tickets limited to 20 for each talk. 

Please click here to book your ticket or visit https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/abingdon-museum


James Wright is a regular on Channel 4’s The Great British Dig and on BBC Radio 4’s The Hidden History Of…; plus, he has made appearances on documentaries such as Time Team (Channel 4), Mystic Britain (Smithsonian Channel), and Unearthed (Discovery Science).

Go to any ancient building and there will be interesting, exciting, and romantic stories presented to the visitor. They are commonly believed and widely repeated – but are they really true? These stories include those of secret passages linking ancient buildings, spiral staircases in castles giving advantage to right-handed defenders, ship timbers used in the construction of buildings on land, blocked doors in churches which are thought to keep the Devil out and claims to be the oldest pub in the city.

James Wright will explain the development of such myths and investigate the underlying truths behind them. Sometimes the realities hiding behind the stories are even more interesting, romantic, and exciting than the myth itself…

The speaker, James Wright (Triskele Heritage), is an award winning buildings archaeologist. He has 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. He is the author of the popular Mediaeval Mythbusting Blog

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12th September
12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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