Annual General Meeting 2022

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By David Rose
15th November 2022

The well-attended 2022 Annual General Meeting of CPRE Northern Lincolnshire was held on Saturday 15 October in the Buttercross, Brigg.

The AGM was preceded by an excellent talk by Dr Kevin Leahy called, ‘The Lost Valley: Anglo-Saxons in Winterton Vale.’ Dr Leahy entertained a large audience with his talk focusing on the area between the Ancholme and Trent which contains a remarkable sequence of archaeological sites. These included two Iron Age/Roman settlements, two major villas, a Roman fort, two Anglo-Saxon monasteries and a group of four Anglo Saxon cemeteries. This puts a new light on the story of Anglo-Saxon England.

At the AGM, David Rose (Chair) welcomed members for the first in￾person AGM for 3 years. He thanked the officers and committee for their support during the past year, especially Cath Farrell who had stepped down from her role as Development Officer.

He also reported that CPRE had still been able to maintain a watching brief on planning applications, objecting to a significant number, supporting our members and continuing to run the very popular and successful Best Kept Village competition.

The competition requires a great deal of organising and he thanked Jenny Haynes who does a superb job every year, including taking photos of all the villages and organising the prizes, plaques and framed certificates ready for our annual Presentation Evening, which was held in Broughton.

Dr Kevin Leahy FSA, MCIfA, is a British archaeologist and small￾finds specialist. He is the National Finds Adviser for early-medieval metalwork for the Portable Antiquities Scheme and has published several books with the British Museum. He was elected as a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries of London in 1987.