ROBIN HOOD: YORKSHIREMAN
The real Robin Hood came from near Wakefield, was outlawed at Pontefract and died near Brighouse. The evidence in Eric’s superb images backed up with his famous erudite dry wit. Channel Four’s documentary, fronted by Tony Robinson, presented the same facts and featured Eric.
Venue: Small Ballroom, Carleton Grange Community Centre, Carleton Road, WF8 3RJ
Admission: Members £2 per person; Non-Members £3. Refreshments included.
Speaker Biography: There can be few speakers with Eric’s depth of experience. Having been alternatively professional archaeologist, teacher and archaeological photographer, his adventures include aerial photography with the late Derrick Riley and working as an excavation supervisor at Sutton Hoo for the British Museum. He is an acknowledged authority on the photography of ancient human remains, and an expert on Robin Hood. Eric has worked with many of the household names in British archaeology from the ‘fifties to the present and is on first name terms with people like Tony Robinson and Michael Wood. To ensure perfect presentation he carries all his own equipment and demands only efficient blackout and a power supply.