This morning, Year 5 launched our Local History Week with a walk to Wickersley Woods. As historians, we looked for evidence to help us compare the ages of different buildings.
We discussed the name ‘Wickersley’ and how the settlement was given the name VIKARRS-LEY by the Saxon settlers. LEY is a Saxon word meaning a clearing in the woods. Sometime before 870 AD, a clearing was made in the woodland that covered the area and farming began.