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 2019, a number of opportunities to take part in various archaeological introductory courses and training sessions will be made available, centred on the parishes of Belton, Owston Ferry and Haxey in North Lincolnshire.  These workshops are free of charge, and anyone can get involved.  It doesn't matter whether you have lots of archaeological experience or none!  Therefore, there will be something to suit you whether you are interested in historic research, or building recording, geophysical survey or test pitting!

Our next series of courses for 2019 are now available and cover a variety of themes.

There is a limited number of places on each course, so booking is essential.

Belton All Saints Church

The Lives Behind the Gravestones

28th September, 10am start, Belton All Saints Centre

Take part in recording the gravestones in the churchyard in order to help local volunteers trace the lives of those remembered there.

The Missing Church of Amcotts

Learn archaeological skills in accessing and reading the landscape, old maps, buildings and documents as we work together to understand where the old Church at Amcotts used to stand, and what happened to it. You can attend any number of sessions.

Traces in the Landscape: 5th October, 10.30-3, St Marks Church, Amcotts

Records in Maps: 2nd November, 10.30-3, St Marks Church, Amcotts

Leftovers in Buildings: 7th December, 10.30-3, St Marks Church, Amcotts

Hidden in Documents: 11th January, 10.30-3, St Marks Church, Amcotts

Large scale archaeological project - TBC

Watch this space to find out our biggest project for the year!

Further Courses - TBC

Due to popular demand, we will be repeating the following courses in early 2020: Archaeology on the Isle, Architecture, Building Materials, Farming on the Isle.

We will also be running practical building recording workshops in summer 2020.

Get involved!

Spaces are limited, so booking is essential.  To reserve your place, or request to join the mailing list, email or call 01529 461499.

"Very informative.  Neil explained how to record buildings very well, we understand what to look at before recording"

"Lydia's enthusiasm is infectious.  Very well presented and enjoyable"