Perhaps you are keen to carry out archaeological investigations in your community? Maybe people in your community have stories or memories your group would like to record for future generations? Or perhaps you are interested in using local historical records to find out about your community’s past? Or making local museum collections more widely accessible? Or in developing a learning pack about your community for local schools?
Cambridge Community Heritage (CCH) is funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) to enable University of Cambridge researchers to help such groups develop and run community projects which will do exactly this. It is supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), via a special ‘All Our Stories’ fund, to which communities can apply for the expenses they will incur in making their project happen.
The Cambridge Community Heritage team includes researchers with a wide range of interests and expertise, headed by Dr Carenza Lewis, a well-known television archaeologist who ran the community excavations which will feature in Michael Wood’s TV series ‘The Great British Story – A People’s History’ , broadcasting in May-June 2012.
So, if you are a local community in the east of England and interested in researching any aspect of your heritage, the Cambridge Community Heritage team would love to hear from you to see how we can help. Please see the CCH website for further details and to download the proforma to register your interest.