Elmton Revealed! is a year-long, Big Lottery-funded Community Archaeology project based at Elmton in north-east Derbyshire.
A landscape element will see Community Archaeology specialists MBArchaeology, who have been leading the wider Elmton Research Project there since 2009, train and support local people in undertaking geophysical and walkover surveys at the village.
Over the last 7 years, tantalising information has been revealed about the village’s Medieval development, including toft/croft plots, the village back lane, village dovecote, and historical information from the Domesday survey of AD1086 to the present.
Our role will be to administer and support the community in getting involved and recruiting fresh people to the project, as well as a series of public activities, culminating in the creation of a village exhibition and celebration event that showcases the rich heritage of the village.
We will also be working with local schools, to help teach the children about the important history of Elmton, ranging from early prehistoric right through to the present day. Our aim is to design and deliver some ‘in-house’ activities and/or support a field visit to the village so they can explore the history and archaeology for themselves.
Work will start on the project in September 2016 and run through until September 2017.