Huddersfield Chronicle (14/Apr/1866) - Huddersfield Archaeological and Topographical Association

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Huddersfield Archaeological and Topographical Association.

This society had a meeting of its members and the subscribers to the fund for excavations at Slack, yesterday, on which occasion Dr. Walker, of Scammonden, read an interesting paper on the "Roman Station of Cambodunum." The chair was occupied by the Rev. James Hope, of Halifax. There was a large attendance of ladies and gentlemen from Huddersfield, Halifax, Ripponden, Brighouse, and Rastrick, who were deeply interested in the valuable paper read by the learned antiquary. A very interesting paper was also read by Mr. Fairless Barber, of Rastrick, being an "Account of the Roman Sepulchre," lately found in a field adjoining the place where the excavations were made last year. An animated discussion followed respecting the remains being deposited, pending a museum being built in Huddersfield, in which Mr. Barber, Mr. Bradury, the Revs. J. Hope, G. Lloyd, and C.A. Hulbert joined. It was also resolved to proceed with the work of excavation. The meeting was a very successful one, and we hope the association will be supported in their antiquarian work.