Understanding the Bay: Your Heritage
Documentary Research Training for Volunteers: Morecambe
When: Saturday 8th and 15th October 10am-4pm
Where: Morecambe Heritage Centre, 215 Marine Road West, Morecambe
PLEASE NOTE THAT THE TICKET ISSUED COVERS BOTH SESSIONS ON 8TH AND 15TH OCTOBER- PLEASE ADVISE US IF YOU ARE UNABLE TO ATTEND SO WE CAN OFFER THE PLACE TO OTHERS
Join us as a volunteer to help investigate and collect historical and archaeological information about sites around Morecambe Bay.
Over this two day course, learn the skills required to access archaeological and historical records and documentary evidence, focusing on the maritime heritage of the area
Training outline as follows:
- Basic research skills and sources of information
- Historic mapping/place names
- Aerial photography
- Landscape assessment (through site visits)
- Report writing and archiving
Site visit: Please note that the sessions may include optional site visits (to be arranged). Further details will be sent prior to the training.
Subsequent archive visits, research and drop in sessions will be arranged during Autumn/Winter 2016-7 to support volunteers in researching local historic sites for this project.
We ask that volunteers attend both sessions and help to undertake additional research for the project once you have received the training (approximately 5-10 hours in addition to the workshops).
Contact: Any enquires about the training should be directed to Louise Martin (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Trainers: The workshops will be hosted by Dr. Richard Newman and Cat Peters of Wardell Armstrong Archaeology.
This training course is being delivered as part of Morecambe Bay's Headlands to Headspace Landscape Partnership Scheme - find out more here.
Please see our website for the volunteer profile to find out more about what you are signing up for.