Reflecting on our History

Our archaeology projects have proved REALLY popular and large numbers of volunteers have got involved over the last two years.  Our Reflection on History project (run by the Lake District National park and the national Trust) focused this year on mines and quarries. A chilly start to the surveying year meant volunteers had to keep reminding themselves they were working in the Lake District not the Antarctic as they investigated snow strewn Banks Quarry in Langdale. Things warmed up slightly and some early mines were surveyed around Grasmere. Everything was completed on schedule and news of the resulting findings will be on show at the National Park’s Annual Archaeology Conference on Nov. 3rd at the Theatre by the Lake, Keswick. What’s next? We hope to be able to offer a 4th season of survey work in 2014 but are awaiting confirmation of funding. If you’re interested in becoming an archaeological volunteer why not join the newly-created Lake District Archaeology Volunteer Network –

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