Heritage Lincolnshire is launching an exciting opportunity for volunteers in communities across the County to explore the rich history of the landscape around them. A programme of training events will be held for people interested in learning about the archaeological techniques used to reveal the history buried beneath our feet. Sites that tell us about our medieval landscapes, lost parks and gardens and our military heritage will be explored through a wide range of activities chosen by the volunteers themselves, with help and advice from experts in landscape history and archaeology.
The project, costing £600,000 and lasting for 3 years, will begin in February 2017 and has been generously supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), Lincolnshire County Council, West Lindsey District Council, the Armed Forces Community Covenant and the Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service.
Fundraising will continue as the Trust would like to include a wide range of training events and activities and are also planning to use digital reconstructions and online courses to help reveal the different layers of history within the Lincolnshire landscape. A crowdfunding campaign will be launched shortly to raise the funds required.
Liz Bates, Heritage Lincolnshire’s Chief Executive Officer said “We are very excited to be launching this project. Working with volunteers and enabling communities to explore their heritage is central to the aims of our charity and this programme will be a fantastic way to learn new skills, meet new people and get out and about in the Lincolnshire countryside. Join our Thunderclap on Facebook and Twitter to help us spread the word and get as many people involved as possible”
Jonathan Platt, Head of HLF East Midlands, said: “The Lincolnshire countryside is rich in heritage, from medieval landscapes to parks and gardens from more recent history. Thanks to National Lottery players, this project offers a great opportunity for local people to learn about archaeology, develop new skills and engage with the history under their feet”.
If you are interested in getting involved with the project as a volunteer, or would like to know more, Heritage Lincolnshire would be delighted to hear from you. Contact us on 01529 461499, via our website at www.heritagelincolnshire.org/layers or by email firstname.lastname@example.org