Layers of History Volunteer Taster Day in Harlaxton

Over the last two years, our Layers of History volunteers have been attending workshops and training days on subjects such as medieval settlements, the geology of Lincolnshire, palaeography, illuminated manuscripts, Lincolnshire’s place names, historic cookery and archival research. They’ve also been undertaking research in Revesby, Freiston Shore, Hackthorn and South Ormsby, to name a few, and have even been involved in an important geophysical survey of Revesby Abbey!

We’re now ready to turn our attention to our next study site – Harlaxton and we will be giving you the opportunity to come along on Friday 17th May 10am – 4pm to try it out.

The area includes features from two themes that we are investigating; Post-medieval parks and gardens and military history so there will be plenty to get excited about. We’ll be looking at the evolution of the post-medieval village and also the World War 1 history of the area, centred around the hall.

On the day you will find out all about volunteering on our Layers of History project and will be able to take part in some indoor and outdoor ‘taster’ activities.

Fully signed-up Layers of History volunteers have the first refusal of places on our courses, workshops and activity days. If you can’t make it to this induction day but would still like to volunteer, please email us at and we’ll send you more details.

Booking is essential. Venue and further details (including time and the plan for the day) will be provided on booking.