Revealing the Heritage of the Brecks Conference

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The Carnegie Room, Cage Lane, Thetford, IP24 2EA

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Since 2014 the HLF-supported Breaking New Ground Landscape Partnership Scheme has delivered a wide range of projects focussing on the rich natural and historic environment of the Norfolk and Suffolk Brecks. As the project enters its final months, a one-day conference is being held to report on and celebrate the results of the numerous heritage-related projects which have been undertaken by volunteers as part of the scheme.

The running order of the day is as follows:

10:00 – 10:15
Welcome: James Parry (Chairman, Breckland Society)

10:15 – 10:30
The Breaking New Ground Project: Nick Dickson (BNG Project Manager)

10:30 – 11:00
The Military History of the Brecks: Peter Goulding (Breckland Society)

11:00 – 11:30
A People’s History of Thetford Forest: Victoria Tustian (Forestry Commission)

11:30 – 12:00 Tea and Coffee

12:00 – 12:30
The Brecks from Above: Sarah Horlock (Norfolk Historic Environment Service)

12:30 – 13:00
The Archaeological Training Programme: Richard Hoggett (freelance Heritage Consultant)

13:00 – 14:00 Buffet Lunch (provided)

14:00 – 14:30
The Landscape Revolution: Jon Gregory (University of East Anglia)

14:30 – 14:50
The Brecks Earth Heritage Trail: Tim Holt-Wilson (delivered by Richard Hoggett)

14:50 – 15:15 Tea and Coffee

15:15 – 15:30
The Brandon Engine House Project: Ed Goodall (BNG Project Officer)

15:30 – 15:45
What Happens Next?: Nick Dickson (BNG Project Manager)

15:45 – 16:00
Closing Remarks: James Parry (Chairman, Breckland Society)

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