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Mark Olly - Groups & Events

Mark Olly on Virtual-KnutsfordMark has established and runs the archaeological unit CWP (Celtic Warrington Project). He is involved with many groups and activities, details of which you can see below.

The Door - Histories, Mysteries & Discoveries are held every Monday 52 weeks of the year. For more details and a time-table of events please email your Name and Postal Address to Mark Olly

Please email Mark if you would like more details about any of his projects or would like details about his presentations and how to book him.


Date: Monday 10th May at 10.00am
Organisation/Event: Peak Historical Prospecting Club
Venue: Wheatsheaf Pub, Doveholes, Cheshire
Presentation: Talk & Slides, 'Celtic Warrington and Other Mysteries Book Three'

Date: Wednesday 12th May, 7.30pm
Organisation/Event: South Lancs Metal Detecting Club
Venue: Royal Navy Club, Old Runcorn
Presentation: Talk & Slides, 'Celtic Warrington & Other Mysteries'

Date: Saturday 29th May
Organisation/Event: Celtic Craft Fair
Venue: Knutsford Heritage Centre, Knutsford
Viking Re-enactment Group

Date: Monday 31st May
Organisation/Event: Knutsford Lions Medieval Street Fair
Venue: Knutsford
Time: TBC
Presentation: TBC

Date: June 5th
Organisation/Event: "King Arthur Symposium"
Venue: Morris Hall, Barker Street Shrewsbury, Shropshire
Time: 10am
Presentation: TBC

Date: Monday 7th June, 7.30pm
Organisation/Event: Manchester Pagan Wheel
Venue: The Waldorf PH, Gore Street, Manchester
Presentation: Talks 'Avalon of the North' & 'Green Man'

Date: Saturday 12th June
Organisation/Event: Birkenhead Street Market
Venue: Birkenhead Town Centre
Viking Re-enactment Group

Date: 19th/20th June
Organisation/Event: Tatton Park Medieval Fair
Time: TBC

Dates: Saturday 26th & Sunday 27th
Organisation/Event: Buxton Health and Healing Festival
Venue: Winter Gardens, Buxton
Presentations: TBA

Dates: Saturday 10th & Sunday 11th
Organisation/Event: Pagan Federation Mid West & North Wales / Summer Camp
Venue: Llanrhaeadr Waterfall, Powys, Wales
Presentations: TBA

Date: Monday 26th July, 7.30pm
Organisation: New Horizons
Venue: The Community Centre, Lytham St Anne's
Presentation: Talk, 'The Druids'

Date: Wednesday 28th July, 10am
Organisation/Event: Pewterspear Probus
Venue: Pewterspear Green Sports Pavilion, Stretton, Cheshire
Presentation: Talk and Slides, 'Celtic Warrington & Other Mysteries Book Two'

Date: Monday August 16th, 10am
Organisation/Event: Stretford U.3.A
Venue: Butler Court (opposite precinct)
Presentation: Talk & Slides, 'Celtic Warrington and Other Mysteries Book 1'

Date: Wednesday 25th August, 7.30pm
Organisation: Green Dragon Society
Venue: Swan Public House, Leek
Presentation: Two talks, 'The Green Man' and 'The Druids'

Date: Saturday 18th September
Organisation/Event: Esoteric Conference & Occult Book Fair
Venue: Ludlow Assembly Rooms, Ludlow, Shropshire
Presentation: Talk, 'Gnostics and the Knights Templar'

Date: Friday 24th September, 7.30pm
Organisation: Friday Forum
Venue: Nazareth Unitarian Chapel, Padiham, Blackburn.
Presentation: Talk, 'The Mysterious Bible'

Date: Tuesday 28th September, 8.00pm
Organisation/Event: The Kidsgrove Moot
Venue: Bluebell Pub, Kidsgrove, Stoke on Trent, Staffs
Presentation: TBA

Date: Saturday 2nd
Organisation: Pagan Federation Mid West & North Wales / Annual Conference
Venue: ‘The Holiday Inn’, Telford

Date: Monday 11th
Organisation/Event: Stockport Moot
Venue: Packhorse Pubic House
Time: 8.00pm
Presentation: Talk, ‘The Green Man’

Date: Wednesday 13th October, 7.30pm
Organisation: Richard 111 Society (Warrington Branch)
Presentation: Talk & Slides, 'Celtic Warrington & Other Mysteries' Book 1

Date: Saturday 16th October, 10am - 4pm
Organisation/Event: Richard 111 Society, One Day Conference
Venue: Norton Priory
Presentation: 'The Archaeology of the Medieval Household'

Date: Saturday 6th
Organisation/Event: Pagan Federation East Midlands / Annual Conference
Venue: The Lawn, Union Rd, Lincoln
Presentations: Talks, ‘Gnostics and the Knights Templar’ and ‘The Devil’ plus a Re-Enactment

Date: November 9th - 21st
Mark Olly joins shamanic medium Barbara Meeklejohn-Free and an Egyptologist for an action packed guided tour of Egypt, including visits to The Great Pyramids, Temple of Rameses11, Temple of Edfu, Valley of the Kings & Queens, Luxor and Karnak, Dendera & Abydos, Cairo, Pyramids of Dashur, Sakkara and much more. All inclusive tour £1360 - own flights from UK required. For more information about this please contact Mark on mark.olly@virgin.net

Celtic Warrington Project, Archaeology Schedule
Location: Llanarmon-yn-Ial, Denbighshire,North Wales
Dates: 1ST Sunday of each month (except July) as follows:
January 4th, February 1st, March 7th, April 4th, May 2nd, June 6th, No dig in July, August 1st, September 5th, October 3rd, November 7th, December 5th

Location: Manley Old Hall, Moated Site, Manley, Cheshire
Dates: March 21st, April 18th, May 16th, June 19th, July 18th, August 14th -15th - a two day dig open to the public, September 19th, October17th, November 21st.

Location: Buxton
Dates: Monday 28th June - 6th July

C.W.P. A.G.M. Monday 6th December, 7.30pm, 35 Rowland Close Cinnamon Brow, Warrington

Digs take place 9.00am at Rowlands Close / 10.00am on site unless otherwise arranged. Digs are subject to British Weather. Please note they will not take place in extremes of rain or cold. If in doubt call (01925) 824818 at 8.45am on the day.

Location: Large display cabinet at Donnington Library
Date: Throughout February
Subject: T.B.A.
By: C.W.P. Archaeology

Location: Knutsford Heritage Centre
Date: May 29th to beginning July
Subject: 5th year Anniversary
By: Mark Olly and C.W.P.

Related Groups

Dalraida Norsemen
Mark Olly GroupsA Dark Age (Viking and Celtic) re-enactment group around the UK. Based in Cambridge.
Celtic Warrington Project Archaeology
Mark Olly GroupsThis voluntary field archaeology unit is (currently digging at Bellfields, Appleton). Survey of Prehistoric and Dark Age Warrington. Research project on Dark Age Mersey Valley (info always welcome).
The Door/ Warrington Ghost Group
Mark Olly GroupsThe group at which all others meet! Histories, mysteries, discoveries, and investigation of the paranormal. Meetings every Monday night, 12 weekend trips per year, plus other events.