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    Bomber Camp Earthworks near Gisburn

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    Sunbright57

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    Bomber Camp Earthworks near Gisburn

    Post  Sunbright57 on Sun Jun 05, 2011 12:42 pm

    The Bomber Camp Earthworks at Os grid reference SD.825 485. Located about 1 mile south of Gisburn just off Coal Pit Lane and opposite New Ing Hill. The earthworks are in a field. This large rectangular earthwork is some 200 feet by 220 feet and most probably dates from the Romano-British period about the middle of the 4th century AD. There was an entrance at the south-east side where some post hole slots were discovered. The place was probably a villa or farmstead that was occupied by a chieftain. However, in 360-365 AD it appears to have either been abandoned or burned to the ground due to civil unrest that was spreading southwards across the north of England. In 1940 the site was excavated and an iron sword was dug up as well as pottery, including Samian-ware, that had signs of burning, and other artefacts. Another excavation took place in the 1970s. These earthworks are best seen from the air !

    More information on this site can be found in the excellent book 'Journeys Through Brigantia Vol 1' by John & Phillip Dixon, Aussteiger Publications, Barnoldswick 1990.

    View of the earthworks looking south-east.

    Another view of the earthworks from a different angle:

    The Bomber Camp earthworks from yet another angle:




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    Re: Bomber Camp Earthworks near Gisburn

    Post  peerjay on Tue Dec 25, 2012 4:56 am

    Sunbright57 wrote:Located about 1 mile north of Gisburn just off Coal Pit Lane and opposite New Ing Hill.

    That's within a good bike ride for me, but don't you mean to the south of Gisburn? I've added it to my list, anyway.

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    Re: Bomber Camp Earthworks near Gisburn

    Post  Sunbright57 on Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:26 am

    The earthwork is to the north of Gisburn along Coal Pit Lane, not far from Todber Caravan Park. Go across the fields for a short distance and you can't really miss it as its close by a wooded area. Happy hunting.
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    Ignore Sunbright

    Post  QDanT on Tue Dec 25, 2012 5:10 pm

    peerjay wrote:
    Sunbright57 wrote:Located about 1 mile north of Gisburn just off Coal Pit Lane and opposite New Ing Hill.

    That's within a good bike ride for me, but don't you mean to the south of Gisburn? I've added it to my list, anyway.

    Phil.

    Hi Phil I could give you several wrong direction posts from Sundim, this one should give you a clue

    quote="QDanT"]
    Sunbright57 wrote: I have given the O.S grid reference for Colne Parish church here SD.888954.
    This is over 50 miles out and must be some kind of record it takes you just east of the Buttertubs pass above Muker into Swaledale
    Colne parish church is SD 88885 40124 the term "friendly fire" comes to mind if you were giving the co-ordinates !
    [/quote]

    So here we go again, someday Sundim will send somebody off into bother !



    cheers Phil - Danny http://northernantiquarian.forumotion.net/spa/QDanT


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    Re: Bomber Camp Earthworks near Gisburn

    Post  peerjay on Wed Dec 26, 2012 3:12 am

    QDanT wrote:

    Hi Phil I could give you several wrong direction posts from Sundim, this one should give you a clue

    cheers Phil - Danny http://northernantiquarian.forumotion.net/spa/QDanT

    Thanks Danny,

    I just wanted to make sure I hadn't identified the wrong Coal Pits Lane (there may have been two!) Laughing

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    Re: Bomber Camp Earthworks near Gisburn

    Post  Sunbright57 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:24 am

    Okay, it is south of Gisburn, I was looking at it as if coming from Gisburn towards Blacko/Barrowford. Its about 1 mile south-east, actually. Danny doesn't always get things right, neither. Sorry about that but I'm not good at the old map reading stuff. Oh, and Danny my name is Sunbright not Sundim. You could be Qdantcommandant, perhaps !!!
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    Dyscalculia

    Post  QDanT on Wed Dec 26, 2012 10:59 am

    Dyscalculia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dyscalculia
    Sunbright57 wrote:Okay, it is south of Gisburn, I was looking at it as if coming from Gisburn towards Blacko/Barrowford. Its about 1 mile south-east, actually. Danny doesn't always get things right, neither. Sorry about that but I'm not good at the old map reading stuff. Oh, and Danny my name is Sunbright not Sundim. You could be Qdantcommandant, perhaps !!!

    I thought you'd left ? at least stop giving map ref's like Phil might have made the effort to go looking, on a wild goose chase, thanks to you !

    Sunbright57 wrote:Danny, you will be happy to know that I am leaving TNA. Thanks to you, mate.

    QDanT wrote:Initiation
    Post Sunbright57 on Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:37 pm
    Danny, sorry to keep jumping in on your posts but this is a free forum so anyone can put on comments etc. Feel free to jump in on my topics and comments, I don't mind, in fact, I would welcome that. Ray
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    Re: SEPTEMBER TNA CAMPING/FIELD TRIP to SILVERDALE, Lancashire Coast
    Post Sunbright57 on Wed Aug 10, 2011 6:01 pm
    My days of camping might be over now. Last went camping at Capel Curig, north Wales in the early 70s with my boarding school. I prefer to be in a B&B or self catering cottage these days - much more comfortable.
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    Re: Calf Hey Well, Cockden, Briercliffe
    Post Sunbright57 on Mon Apr 02, 2012 11:26 pm
    Don't worry i'll work it out its not "rocket science". Unlike you Danny, I didn't have much of an education at the special school I attended. It wasn't meant for education, just to keep kids in some form of schooling. Terrible place though - it wrecked my early yea
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    Re: The Buckstone or Rocking Stone, Silverdale, north Lancashire.
    Post Sunbright57 on Tue Aug 09, 2011 6:05 pm
    No Danny have not been there as I don't drive. Will have to wait till my mate can take me.
    Also, I have very elderly parents aged 89 and 87 so its difficult going to far of places. I rely a lot of what I read about sites from local books and they very rarely give a grid reference, or if they do its often not accurate. I would dearly love to go somewhere further away. Hope you understand, its frustrating, but that's life,
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    Re: The Celtic Walls
    Post Sunbright57 on Thu Jul 21, 2011 11:22 pm
    Teddy likes his tipples that why he needs carrying home, and what about Danny ?
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    Re: A Few Erratics
    Post Sunbright57 on Tue Sep 06, 2011 7:24 pm
    Spot teddy.....he's there somewhere....if you look closely. Ha har there he is
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    Re: Celtic Walls TNA trip 4-9-11
    Post Sunbright57 on Mon Sep 05, 2011 11:38 pm
    Lovely wild flowers, oh and a very large mushroom being stroked by Paulus !
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    Re: Calf Hey Well, Cockden, Briercliffe
    Post Sunbright57 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:39 pm
    Roughly because I'm not quite sure, so thereabouts I would say. But you have pinpointed the well. Thanks. What's a Romer ? Gps, perhaps ?
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    Re: Archaeological Field Trips during the Spring & Summer
    Post Sunbright57 on Thu Mar 29, 2012 6:28 pm
    Apologies Danny, I think I said top right, that should be top (far) left above Dykes farm at Os co-ordinates SD.8635 2435. Don't know my right from left ! Yes, the dykes can be seen from an aerial view if you want to put one up you will need to zoom in a fair bit. But would be nice. Ray.
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    Re: The Broadclough Dykes / Earthworks, Bacup, Lancashire.
    Post QDanT on Sun Apr 01, 2012 2:34 am
    Sunbright57 wrote:All sorted out now. Have been up t'Bacup to get photos of the correct site. See above. More pics to follow. cheers
    What's the grid ref. ? any where near SD 8635 2435
    cheers Danny
    Re: The Broadclough Dykes / Earthworks, Bacup, Lancashire.
    Post Sunbright57 on Sun Apr 01, 2012 7:21 pm
    Hi Danny, the os grid reference is, as you say, SD.8635 2435 that's more or less in the middle of the dyke (earthwork).
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    Re: Bomber Camp Earthworks near Gisburn

    Post  Sunbright57 on Wed Dec 26, 2012 11:06 am

    Put a bloody sock in it Danny. Oh, and by the way John Dixon your good friend (now departed) told me he was "very upset by all the things you said about me". Perhaps you should think about that.
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    Re: Bomber Camp Earthworks near Gisburn

    Post  QDanT on Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:03 pm

    Sunbright57 wrote:Put a bloody sock in it Danny. Oh, and by the way John Dixon your good friend (now departed) told me he was "very upset by all the things you said about me". Perhaps you should think about that.

    Well I have given it some thought, and in all the times I drove over to John’s house in Clitheroe to pick him up to go out on expeditions and drink bottles of wine in the hills with him, photo’s on TNA, or when he came over to our house for one of our meals http://northernantiquarian.forumotion.net/t497-thursday-s-evening-meal and left signed copies of his books
    HE NEVER MENTIONED YOUR NAME ONCE ! but what is this contributing to Paulus's Great TNA site apart from myself correcting your map references and directions, for any other members who might just go out using yours, and as for all the “quotes” well they are yours ! including this one :-
    QDanT wrote:Initiation
    Post Sunbright57 on Tue Jul 05, 2011 5:37 pm
    Danny, sorry to keep jumping in on your posts but this is a free forum so anyone can put on comments etc. Feel free to jump in on my topics and comments, I don't mind, in fact, I would welcome that. Ray


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    Re: Bomber Camp Earthworks near Gisburn

    Post  Sunbright57 on Wed Jan 02, 2013 3:13 pm

    Danny, its just what John said the last time I saw him a month before he died suddenly. But John was like that he would always accept hospitality and always saw the good side of people. He wouldn't have mentioned me but he knew there was bad feelings between yourself and me. If you were to ask me to share a glass of wine with you, I would. I'd much rather get on with people. I admit I have got things wrong, especially my grid references. I must be more careful. But, hey, its a new year so what say you we try and get on from now onwards. I'm willing if you are.
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    OK

    Post  QDanT on Wed Jan 02, 2013 4:57 pm

    Fair enough, if it ever stops raining I'll give you a shout, maybe a TNA day out ? this is a good area
    http://northernantiquarian.forumotion.net/t370-the-celtic-walls maybe Phil would be interested as well ?
    After being in the Scouts, Fell Rescue and RAF and starting a couple of TNA trips, it was your grid references
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    Post  Sunbright57 on Sun Feb 03, 2013 3:41 pm

    I could perhaps visit Earby when the weather gets better, if it ever does, but don't know my way around too well. Barnoldswick is the only place I know as I used to work over there in the 1970s on the canal. Bus travel I'm afraid, never learned to drive! Smile
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    Re: Bomber Camp Earthworks near Gisburn

    Post  QDanT on Mon Feb 04, 2013 5:29 am

    Sunbright57 wrote:I could perhaps visit Earby when the weather gets better, if it ever does, but don't know my way around too well. Barnoldswick is the only place I know as I used to work over there in the 1970s on the canal. Bus travel I'm afraid, never learned to drive! Smile
    OK I could meet you off the No.28 bus in Earby bus station and drop you off afterwards in Nelson.
    But there would have to be a few more TNA members out with us, on the trip/picnic
    In case we fall out and you end up in a Peat Bog, and are found as a Leather Man Sacrifice in 2000 years

    only joking
    Tracy Reed posted a reply to one of my Blogs asking to be contacted if there was any more TNA trips
    but didn't leave a return address I've tried a PM on here but had no reply. So I'll keep bumping this thread,
    may be when [if] the weather picks up into Picnic mode TNA members will come back on ? as these were fun :-

    Bleasdale circle and Fairy Hole caves
    Guisecliff wood
    Snowden Carr


    cheers Danny TNA to the Celtic Walls


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    Re: Bomber Camp Earthworks near Gisburn

    Post  Sunbright57 on Mon Feb 04, 2013 2:17 pm

    I usually get on very well with everyone Danny. I don't fancy laying in a peat bog only to be discovered thousands of years later (sounds like a plot from Emmerdale). I will venture over there on one of those orange buses, the ones called Pennine, when the weather is a bit better and will let you know the details then. I would much appreciate a ride back to Nelson or what used to be called Nelson !! Cheers.

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