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  • Forthcoming conferences, meetings and other events on subjects relating to the historic environment of the East Midlands that are arranged by local societies, university departments, etc.
  • Funding streams, forthcoming publications and calls for papers of particular relevance to the region
  • Opportunities for volunteer and community involvement in excavations, building surveys, historical research and other activities focused in the East Midlands


Launch of 'For the Love of Lettuce - a Celebration of Melbourne's Market Gardening Heritage': in May the Melbourne Festival (Arts Melbourne Limited) launched its project exploring the history of Market Gardening in Melbourne, highlighting how the town's surviving market gardeners ensure that the industry survives. The project is funded by a Sharing Heritage grant (HLF) and includes collecting memories, anecdotes and images, plus creative and grown outputs. More information at http://melbournefestival.co.uk/for-the-love-of-lettuce/


Bosworth Links: sharing the hidden heritage of Market Bosworth with the community and tourists. The Market Bosworth Society, in partnership with the University of Leicester, has been awarded financial support from the Dixie Educational Foundation, Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council, The Richard III Legacy, Market Bosworth Parish Council and the HLF. Over the next two years the Society, supported by archaeologists from University of Leicester Archaeological Services (ULAS), will be investigating the history of their town, providing opportunities for people to come together and get involved. The first Big Dig took place on the weekend of 22-23 July, during the Leicestershire and Rutland Festival of Archaeology (part of the national Festival of Archaeology). To find out more visit http://marketbosworthsociety.com/bosworth-links/ or https://ulasnews.com/2017/05/09/new-community-archaeology-project-in-town-associated-with-king-richard-iii-receives-funding/

Leicester Heritage Sundays tours and open days: these run on the last Sunday of the month, March to November 2017, and include both paid tours and sites with free entry. Venues include The Magazine, Leicester Castle Great Hall (Opening May 2017), Trinity Hospital Chapel, De Montfort University Heritage Centre, Newarke Houses Museum and garden, Castle Motte, St Mary de Castro Church, the Turret Gateway, and Trinity House Herb Garden. A series of themed heritage panels across the city celebrates the story of Leicester. See http://www.visitleicester.info/things-to-see-and-do/heritage/heritage-sundays/

Great Bowden Heritage and Archaeology: information is needed on St Luke's hospital/workhouse, Market Harborough. The group is searching for information relating to the history of the site, which has served variously as an almshouse, workhouse and hospital. Particular areas of interest include the nurses' home (built in 1939), the workhouse building demolished in 1979, and the building used by the Opportunities Programme. See http://www.greatbowdenheritage.btck.co.uk/BowdenRidgeResearchWorkhouseStLukes or contact greatbowdenheritage@virginmedia.com


SLHA Annual Archaeology Day Conference, Saturday 7 October 2017: papers on Lincolnshire will include Old Sleaford, the Lincoln Eastern By-pass excavations, excavations at Lincoln Bus Station, the archaeology of the Gilbertine Order, finds from Lincoln monasteries and the Georgian Lunatic Asylum (The Lawn). Book by 18 September. Read more at http://www.slha.org.uk/events/#June2017


Echoes and Footsteps: researching and sharing how Geddington was affected by WW1. A 'First World War: Then and Now' grant from the HLF is funding Geddington School's exploration of the local impact of the First World War. For more information see http://www.geddington.net/2017/06/geddington-school-and-the-imperial-war-museum/

Restoration works almost complete at Delapre Abbey: Delapre Abbey Preservation Trust is leading an extensive programme of repair and restoration at this former Building at Risk. A community engagement programme is also underway. For more information see http://www.facebook.com/delapreabbey.org

Northamptonshire HER is now available on the Heritage Gateway: http://www.heritagegateway.org.uk/

Engineered in Northampton: EMIAC 93, 14 October: The East Midlands Industrial Archaeology Conference is formed of 6 societies from within or across the East Midlands, each organising an annual Heritage Day in rotation. The 2017 Heritage Day is organised by the Northamptonshire Industrial Archaeology Group and focuses on Northampton-based engineering companies, with talks and site visits. To book see http://www.lihs.org.uk/heritage_days.html.


OASIS Worksop Liquorice Gardens History Project: Worksop OASIS Community Church was allocated a Heritage Lottery Fund grant in March 2017 for this exploration of the liquorice gardens associated with the medieval Worksop Priory. For more information contact the church on 01909 776164

Nottinghamshire Local History Association Day School - Garden of Delight: Held on Saturday 21 October at Ravenshead Village Hall this day school features talks and presentations exploring the methodology of design, symbolism, horticultural practises and means of access to the various types of historic parks, gardens and open spaces in the Nottinghamshire area from the medieval period to the 19th century. See https://www.facebook.com/NottsLocalHistory/

Kelham Revealed Project wins HLF funding: In September 2017 the HLF awarded funding for a two-year community research project investigating the location & scale of the medieval village, the development of the church and Kelham Hall, and the Civil War period. It will also record previously unrecorded Civil War earthworks. Volunteers will be able to access training in a variety of archaeological, historical and arts-based skills, culminating in the production of a heritage exhibition showcased at Kelham Hall. For more information see http://www.involveheritage.co.uk/projects/kelham-revealed/.

Beeston Canalside Heritage Centre: supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, this community-led development has renovated a set of derelict lock cottages to create a heritage centre and community hub that opened in June 2017. The project has also included historical research into the buildings and their occupants/users. Follow the project at http://www.canalsideheritagecentre.org.uk/

Fieldwalking at St Edwin's Chapel with Mercian Archaeological Services CIC, 23-27 October: As part of the Sherwood Forest Archaeology and History Project Mercian are offering the opportunity to undertake fieldwalking survey at one of the most important sites in Sherwood Forest. Charges apply. Find out more at http://mercian-as.co.uk/intro_days.html#fieldwalking.

A Day of Archaeology and Heritage at Southwell, Saturday 14 October: Organised by Southwell Community Archaeology Group (SCAG), this day of talks and displays explores Roman and medieval Southwell. It includes reports on SCAG's recent Burgage Manor Revealed project and community excavations. This is a free event, although there is a charge for the buffet lunch (which must be booked in advance). See http://nlha.org.uk/event/day-archaeology-heritage-southwell-southwell-archaeology/

Newark Castle Gatehouse: Newark and Sherwood District Council has received a Heritage Lottery Fund grant for its Newark Castle Gatehouse Transformation Project. The project aims to restore the Gatehouse area of the Castle, protecting the fabric, opening up new rooms for interpretation and exhibitions, and creating a separate, paying, attraction. The funding will help the Council develop its plans to a stage where it can apply for a full grant at a later date. Follow its progress at https://www.facebook.com/newarkcastlegatehouse/

Bringing Vikings back to the East Midlands: This AHRC-funded project at the University of Nottingham examines the impact of the Viking diaspora on the East Midlands. It also seeks to provide opportunities for creative engagement with the region's Viking heritage through knowledge exchange workshops, public seminars, an East Midlands-themed exhibition, and a website. The project blog and the option to sign up to the project mailing list can be found at http://blogs.nottingham.ac.uk/eastmidlandsvikings/

Regional and national events and organisations #

CBA East Midlands Archaeological Review, Oakham School, Sunday 26 November: this conference will report on recent archaeological fieldwork across the East Midlands. Papers cover recent excavations at Leicester, Bradgate Park, the Lincoln Eastern Bypass, Kirby Muxloe, the Royal Forest of Rutland and Nottingham Castle's Outer Bailey, plus work including the Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire Medieval Graffiti survey and medieval carvings at Leicester and Rutland. For more information see http://www.archaeologyuk.org/cbaem/cba-em%20events.htm

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