Whitby Abbey, English Heritage and Archaeology

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Fig 1: Planning activity using grave pits excavated during the 1999 season
Fig 2: Planning activity using grave pits and stone features excavated during the 1999 season

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Fig 3: Investigating finds from the 2000 excavation of the Anglian Cemetery
Fig 4: School groups, adult groups and general visitors were able to view the clifftop excavations during the 2001 season. The Education and Outreach officer based at Whitby introduced pre-booked groups to archaeology and the current excavations

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Fig 5: Activities for education groups in 2001 included sieving for small finds
Fig 6: Archaeologists working at the site introduced groups to the use of the flotation tanks

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Fig 7: The newly opened visitor centre at Whitby Abbey is within the remains of the 17th Century Cholmley's House
Fig 8: Pupils from West Yorkshire at Whitby Abbey during the @the abbey activities

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Fig 9: Pupils from West Yorkshire at Whitby Abbey during the @the abbey activities
Fig 10: The exhibition at the Lifeforce Centre, Bradford

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Fig 11: The exhibition at the Lifeforce Centre, Bradford included the artwork from the schools work with the community artists presented as stained glass windows
Fig 12: Pupils working with the community artists in schools particularly developing the knotwork and interlace designs as stained glass windows

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Fig 13: Pupils working with the community artists in schools
Fig 14: Pupils working with the community artists in schools

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Fig 15: Hands-on activities included make your own medieval or Anglo-Saxon style manuscript using rubbing plates and self-inking stamps
Fig 16: Other hands-on activities incorporated flip-books showing clothing from different periods, menus from different periods of the abbey's history and finding the archaeology

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Fig 17: At the opening of the visitor centre , actors played roles of various characters from the interactive touch-screen displays. Here the actor playing Sir Hugh Cholmley II checks out the touch-screen about his father and 'himself'
Fig 18: The first floor of the visitor centre included artefacts displays. The central part of this long building incorporates a 12m screen showing short audio-visual films for each period of the display: Anglo-Saxon, medieval, seventeenth century and recent history

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