The Hall

19 October 2020
Archaeology 11: Final round up - for now!

Archaeology 11: Final round up - for now!

During lockdown, my wife, Sigrid and I decided to start the revamp of the wonderful cabin lent to JRS by [...]

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24 September 2020
Virtual Open Day at the Hall of Clestrain

Virtual Open Day at the Hall of Clestrain

Because of the current restrictions that you don’t need reminding about, we have created a virtual Open House so you [...]

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22 September 2020
Imagined artwork of the Hall when John Rae was a boy

Imagined artwork of the Hall when John Rae was a boy

As part of the Scotland Digs Digital campaign, illustrator Sara Julia Campbell has reimagined a 19th-century scene from the Hall [...]

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20 September 2020
John Rae's steps - almost!

John Rae's steps - almost!

Well! You know that Sigrid and I initially found a paved entrance to the northern side of The Hall of Clestrain. [...]

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24 August 2020
Archaeology 9: Wot the drains?

Archaeology 9: Wot the drains?

The President of the John Rae Society – Andrew Appleby, talks about the recently discovered drains at the Hall of [...]

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6 August 2020
Archaeology 7: The Team

Archaeology 7: The Team

We thought we would show you some of the team who are doing the archaeology at the Hall of [...]

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20 July 2020
Archaeology 6: Gateway to Canada and the Arctic?

Archaeology 6: Gateway to Canada and the Arctic?

OS map of 1877OS map from Bing mapsThere was a major road from Clestrain to Coldomo. This was the [...]

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13 July 2020
Archaeology 5: A look into the drains

Archaeology 5: A look into the drains

Here is the trench running along the north facade of the Hall of Clestrain. It shows the slabs, which cover [...]

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