Sunday, January 24, 2021

Learning, networking and geocaching, all in the rolling Wolds

Continuing to raise awareness of the rich archaeological heritage of the Lincolnshire Wolds week two of the Festival of Archaeology promises to have something for everyone.

The second week of the Lincolnshire Wolds Festival of Archaeology, which is coordinated by community heritage project Down Your Wold, sees a great line up of free events.

Join Dr. Caitlin Green in the Conoco Room at Louth Library on Thursday 24 at 7pm for a talk about the development of human settlement and society in the Wolds and eastern marsh of Lincolnshire. She will discuss how nature and human activity changed and developed from the Stone Age through to the early medieval period. There is no need to book.

Friday 25 sees a special behind the scenes tour in Lincoln lead by The Collection’s archaeology curator. There will be a chance to see how finds are stored, preserved and accessed after excavation. A special collection of Lincolnshire Wolds archaeology will also be on show for participants to this event. The tour begins at 10am, spaces are limited and must be booked in advance by calling the Lincolnshire Wolds Countryside Service on 01507 609740.

A drop in Volunteer Networking event will take place at Caistor Arts and Heritage Centre on Saturday 26 between 11am and 4pm. This will celebrate the finale weekend of the festival and an opportunity for people interested in local heritage to come along to meet representatives from local community groups. Sam Phillips, Down Your Wold project officer, will be on hand to answer any questions about the project along with David Robinson, Chairman of the North East Lincolnshire Archaeological and Local Historical Society who will have information about some of the excavations they have been involved in and Caistor metal Detector Group will also have some of their exciting finds on show during the day. A special Caistor heritage walk will take place at 2pm, leaving from the centre.

The Summer of Geocaching will be the final event of the Lincolnshire Wolds Festival of Archaeology, taking place at Scamblesby Methodist Chapel, LN11 6LZ at 10am on Sunday 27. The event will give a beginners guide to geocaching as well as launching some very special heritage related geocaches which have been hidden across the Lincolnshire Wolds by a team of volunteers. If you like the idea of treasure hunting and exploring the countryside then geocaching is for you!

More information about Down Your Wold and the Lincolnshire Wolds Festival of Archaeology can be found at www.down-your-wold.co.uk or by calling 01507 609740. You can also follow Down Your Wold on Facebook and Twitter.


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