Two projects started in early 2020 researching ancient routeways and old orchards. (These have been 'on hold' since February 2020, but the keen team of volunteers are ready to resume once the Covid pandemic allows..)
Under the auspices of the Rusland Horizons Trust, we have formed a Local History Group. This will continue the work of the Mapped Histories and Archaeology 'Lives in the Landscape' projects, as well as embarking on new work. Close links with the Oral Histories project will be maintained.
Two new projects were started in early 2020 (just before Covid)
These projects are currently 'on hold' until the Covid pandemic allows us to resume something like normal life and our enthusiastic band of volunteers can get together again. Some progress has been made with building a database of local orchards and mapping some of the ancient routes. If you are interested in contributing to or helping lead these projects, then please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
There is an ancient route from Hawkshead to Dalton that runs high over Bethecar Moor. It was used to carry corpses to the mother church at Dalton, and in the reverse direction, to carry iron ore to the bloomeries in Rusland.
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