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, centred 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 first courses for 2018 are now available and cover the theme of understanding historic buildings. All events are free and include tea and coffee, but must be booked in advance.

Introduction to Historic Buildings - Haxey Memorial Hall
Wednesday 21st February, 6pm - 8pm
This course provides an outline to understanding historic buildings, looking at what we mean by an ‘historic’ building, what listing, scheduling and other designations mean for buildings and why we protect buildings. We will discover how traditionally constructed buildings differ from modern structures and what that means for looking after them.

Reading Historic Buildings - All Saints Centre, Belton
Saturday 24th February 10am - 2pm
After a whistle-stop tour of how buildings developed over time in the UK with particular attention to local architecture, we will go on a walking tour of Belton and learn how to decipher the age of a building through materials and building style. Please bring lunch with you and wear suitable clothing and footwear.

Heritage at Risk: Spotting problems & saving buildings - Coronation Hall, Owston Ferry  Saturday 17th March 1pm – 5pm
This course is all about Heritage at Risk. We will look at key risk factors for historic buildings including poor maintenance, inappropriate repairs and vacancy and how they can cause big problems for buildings. We will learn what to look out for on a walking tour, and how best to keep track of deterioration. Suitable clothing and footwear are required.

To book any of these courses, email or call 01529 461499.