Dig into the history of pottery at talk in Daventry

Paul Blinkhorn
Paul Blinkhorn

Anglo-Saxon, medieval and post-medieval pottery specialist, Paul Blinkhorn. will speak to Daventry’s U3A this month.

Paul was born and raised in Merseyside and went on his first archaeological dig, aged 14, when on holiday with his parents in Yorkshire.

He later studied archaeological sciences at Bradford University. He has over 30 years’ experience as an archaeologist and is now based in Northampton.

In addition to his work in the field Paul is a visiting lecturer at the universities of Cambridge, Worcester and Leicester and is also the pottery consultant for the University of Bristol’s on-going excavation/research programme at Berkeley in Gloucestershire.

However, he is probably best known for his television appearances: he presented an archaeological programme Past Finders for Meridian Television in 2 002; he was the on-screen pottery expert on Channel 4’s Time Team from 1998 until the series finished in 2014; and on Channel 5’s Pub Dig series with Rory McGrath in 2012.

Paul has agreed to talk to Daventry and District U3A on October 15 despite having another commitment in Cambridge later that day, so the meeting starts at 2pm prompt at the at the community centre on Ashby Road in Daventry.