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 landscape archaeology.  You can give geophysics, topographical surveys, field walking or finds washing a try – or even give all of them a go.  There is a limited number of places on each course, so booking is essential. Refreshments are not provided, further details will be sent via email upon registration to a workshop.

Morning workshops are from 10.30 to 12.30, afternoon workshops are from 1.30 to 3.30 (note, finds washing sessions only take place in the afternoon).


Geophysics 16, 17, 20 August near Owston Ferry, 29, 30, 31 August near Haxey  Get to grips with technology as used out and about in the field of archaeology to create an image of what is hidden in the ground.


Field walking 22, 23 August near Owston Ferry, 3, 4 September near Haxey Working as a team, you will comb the land for finds that have been revealed through ploughing.


Finds washing (afternoons only) 22, 23 August near Owston Ferry, 3, 4 September near Haxey Taking the finds found by the field walkers, you will clean them up and reveal what they should look like.

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