Local Communities; Local Archaeology II

This would certainly be of interest to people in & around the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership area who want to know more about their local history, hence the re-blog:

University of Cambridge Museums

Since Eleanor Wilkinson reported on the first stage of the University of Cambridge Museums-funded project Connecting Local Communities with Local Archaeology in March, the project has been going from strength to strength.

The Cambridgeshire region has a growing number of archaeology and history societies with a passionate interest in their local area, but most of these groups had no idea that the Museum of Archaeology & Anthropology (MAA) not only holds the most comprehensive collection of archaeology material from East Anglia, but is also available for behind-the-scenes visits. In the project’s first stage, Eleanor collaborated with the Jigsaw Cambridgeshire local archaeology network, to identify local societies and encourage them to arrange a visit to the Keyser, MAA’s archaeological workroom, to view artefacts from their area. Based on the location of existing societies, Eleanor also undertook to improve the documentation of collections from those areas in advance of future visits.


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I am currently coordinating a partnership-led bid to the Heritage Lottery Fund (for a circa £600K Heritage Grant bid) focusing on strengthening the unique yet vulnerable natural heritage in the Cambridgeshire Fens surrounding the Old west River, the new 'New Life on the Old West' project. Until recently I was the Programme Manager for the Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership scheme, leading on the 1-year development and 3-year delivery phases of the Heritage Lottery Fund grant-aided Ouse Washes Landscape Partnership (OWLP) scheme (from Dec 2012 until March 2017), on behalf of and in close cooperation with a wide range of local, regional and national partner organisations. The Ouse Washes LP's portfolio of 51 projects have focused on: conservation works to historic and natural environmental assets; improving community participation & engagement with the landscape and its heritage; increasing access and learning opportunities; and providing more opportunities for training in traditional land management skills. The overall aim has been to leave a long-term legacy for this fascinating and unique landscape, in the process creating tangible improvements to social, economic and environmental aspects of this landscape, its heritage and communities.