NEW Heritage Lottery funded project: Imagined Land

The Norfolk Archaeological Trust is very pleased to announce it has received a grant of £74,700 from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) for an exciting project based at two Trust sites: Tasburgh Camp and Burnham Norton Friary.

Thanks to National Lottery players the ‘Imagined Land’ 2-year project will offer local people the chance to explore and celebrate the heritage of the sites at the heart of their communities, through practical research and creative activities.

The project will include a programme of archaeological ‘test-pits’ in gardens and fields outside the scheduled monument areas to find out more about the development of these enigmatic sites. Archaeological research will then be used as the starting point for creative arts work – writing, music and craft making – culminating in historical pageants devised and created with local communities, including schools.

We're hoping local people in both communities will enjoy exploring the history of these special places. This might include digging test-pits, writing a poem or making a lantern for the pageant – there will be lots of ways to get involved!

The project starts at Tasburgh in January, with activities at Burnham Norton beginning later in 2017. Full details of how to get involved will be advertised locally, as well as on this News page, via Twitter and on the project mini-website.

There will be an OPEN MEETING at Tasburgh Village Hall at 7pm on Wednesday 15th February, where local people will be able to sign up for training and activities. Please come along!

For further information contact Simon Floyd, Project Manager, at imaginedland1@gmail.com or Tel: 0789 678 1574.