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*Bookings are now CLOSED – if you would like a last minute place, please email samantha@northpenninesaonb.org.uk

Join us for a lunchtime archaeology session on Wednesday 16 December at 12.30pm via ZOOM (running time approx. 40mins). In anticipation of the launch of the Fellfoot Forward Uncovering the Past project in 2021 and forthcoming training and workshop events, local historian Bruce Bennison will take us through an introduction to LIDAR.

LIDAR is one of a number of new survey techniques, available to amateur and professional archaeologists, and one which can be explored through the comfort of your own home on these dark winter nights. Careful examination of detailed landscapes captured by LIDAR has revealed previously unknown sites whether prehistoric or more recent, such as evidence for early industry across Cumbria. Using examples of what can be seen just within the Fellfoot area, Bruce will help set the scene for some exciting opportunities to learn more and get involved with Uncovering the Past, during 2021.

Bruce Bennison is a retired local government officer living in Newbiggin, just north of Croglin, in the heart of the Fellfoot Forward Landscape Partnership scheme area. Bruce has lived in the area for over 20 years, now in retirement, he is a valued volunteer as part of the scheme.

Led by the North Pennines AONB Partnership, the Fellfoot Forward Landscape Partnership Scheme is a major project to conserve, enhance and celebrate the natural and cultural heritage of a special part of the North West of England. We have developed Fellfoot Forward with local communities and organisations, and in 2020 the scheme was awarded funding from the National Lottery Heritage Fund.

This is an online talk using the ZOOM platform, you will receive your link and information for logging on 24 hours before the event, therefore booking is essential. To book your place, use the link on the right (under Details) or click here.