As part of our ongoing research into medieval farming practices in the Pendle area, the archaeology section plans to carry out some test pit excavations on land at Higher White Lee Farm, near Higham. Over the next few weeks, weather permitting, a geophysical survey will be carried out. Excavation will take place following this survey. This is to be completed before March.

Digging will be carried out on a day-to-day basis, weather dependent. Please register your interest in taking part in this exciting stage of our research by contacting either Georgina Bentley or Sue Wilkinson (e: – or

We can then contact you regarding availability for each of the days suitable for excavation.

Also, throughout 2024, we plan to continue with the Pendle Hidden Valley project. Part of this research project involves guided field walks, to take place on the second Saturday of each month, unless otherwise notified. Everyone is welcome to attend either just the pre-walk meeting over coffee at Booth’s café, Barrowford at 10.30am, to get an updated idea of how the project is going, or both the short meeting and the following walk through some of our lovely countryside.

We look forward to seeing you soon.