Presenting the Past – Course Information

Presenting the Past is one of sixteen projects being run through the Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnerships project, made possible through the Heritage Lottery Fund.

During 2018, a number of opportunities to take part in various archaeological introductory courses and training sessions will be made available, centered on the parishes of Belton, Owston Ferry and Haxey in North Lincolnshire. They will all be free of charge and will offer the chance for everyone to get involved, whether they have lots of previous archaeological knowledge and experience, or none! From historic research to building recording, geophysical survey to test pitting, there will be something for everyone!

Our next series of courses for 2018 are now available and cover the theme of understanding documentary research. All events are free and include tea and coffee, but must be booked in advance.  It is recommended that you bring a pen and notepad, as well as a lunch for the full day courses.  We are offering two levels of course, an introductory session for those with no experience (at two different venues) and a session for those with more experience using local examples highlighted by the community.

Monday 14th May and Monday 21st May 6pm - 8pm
Introduction to documentary research (two part course, Belton All Saints Centre)
If you have ever wondered about the history of your village or the background of your house but don't know where to start looking, this course is for you!  We will discuss different sources of information and how best to use them, including historic maps, archaeological records and various written sources.  We will focus on the local area, and particularly the parishes of Haxey, Belton and Owston Ferry.

Saturday 19th May 10.30am - 3.30pm
Introduction to documentary research (Haxey Memorial Hall)
As above

Monday 21st May 10.30am - 3.30pm
Digging deeper into documentary research (Owston Ferry Coronation Hall)
This course will draw on local examples of interest to the community to highlight what documentary research can reveal about where you live.

To book any of these courses, email presentingthepast@heritagelincolnshire.org or call 01529 461499.