Historic Building Mythbusting – James Wright Talk

Sunday 21st July, 2:30pm to 3:30pm

£6 per person, pre-booking essential.


Uncovering Folklore, History and Archaeology

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 country.

In this talk, archaeologist 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…

There will be a Q&A after the talk and a chance to get your booked signed.

Copies of James’ book will be available to purchase on the day.

Tickets cost £6 per person and can be booked HERE or by calling 01455 290429.

Pre-booking is Essential.


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 and his book Historic Building Mythbusting will be released via The History Press on 6 June 2024.

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