'Beacons of the Past: Chilterns Hill Forts' project event

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Redbourn Village Hall, Sunday, 15 July 2018, 10am to 12 noon

By Jonathan Mein

We have received the following message from the organisers of the Chilterns Conservation Board Beacons of the Past Project.

The Project

Beacons of the Past is a 3.5 year, part Heritage Lottery Funded project investigating the Hill Forts and other prehistoric archaeology of the Chilterns AONB. We will be utilising a technique called LiDAR, using a plane-flown laser to build up a highly accurate model of the Chilterns Landscape, showing us all the humps and bumps of archaeological sites, even underneath woodland. Our aims are to learn a great deal more about the hill forts of the region, to offer loads of activities and training to the public, and to facilitate increased protection for these monuments going forwards.

Getting involved

Throughout the project there will be numerous ways in which everyone can get involved. This will range from volunteer days conducting archaeological and ecological works at sites around the AONB, workshops on a range of archaeological and technical topics so you can pick up some new skills, and, most excitingly of all, we will be making our LiDAR available through an online portal so you can help us discover and map new archaeological sites, and then get out into the field to check them in person.

Meet and Greets

All of these activities are a little bit down the line, but our very first events of the project are just around the corner. We will be holding four “Meet and Greet” sessions, at different locations in the region. These will allow us to tell you a bit more about our project, and you can come and ask Wendy Morrison, the Project Manager, and Ed Peveler, the Landscape Heritage Officer, any questions that you might have. There will also be tea and cake, and plenty of time for mingling. 

The local event will be held from 10am to 12 noon on Sunday 15 July 2018 in Redbourn as follows:

Redbourn Village Hall
63 High Street

Alternative dates and venues for these meet and greet sessions are also available. Click here for further information.

For general details of the project click here. If you have any questions please email Ed Peveler at epeveler@chilternsaonb.org.

This page was added by Jonathan Mein on 26/06/2018.

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