Peeling the Onion: Mapped History Project Update

Mapped History volunteers are cracking on and the end is in sight! Mapped history research is nearly at its conclusion with volunteers scouring local archives and memories for field names and their meanings. Names such as ‘Feather Bed’, ‘Pigeon Croft’ and ‘Breasty Haw’ are but a few that have been recorded as well as how they came to be. Mapped history volunteer Pat Jones from Finsthwaite has been busy reading her viking dictionary (as you do) to find out that the name ‘Feather Bed’ might derive from the norse for …. So fascinating discoveries being made all round. 

A 'Launch Event for this brilliant project had to be postoned due to the weather (hurrican Ophelia!) and illness, but we are re-scheduling this for late November. Look out for the new event listing on our What's On page.

Read full article about the research and discoveries made by the project volunteers.

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