July 5, 2011 10.24 am This story is over 152 months old

Local heritage experts share research tips

Project help: Residents working on a local project can now get free advice from research experts.

Local heritage is being brought to life by a project aiming to release guides for budding or experienced heritage researchers.

There are four titles in the series of guides: Getting your project started, Archaeology in heritage projects, Using written and spoken history and Presenting your project.

The guides have been created by the team behind the Lincolnshire Limewoods Project, who work to promote the historic landscapes in the Limewoods.

Each gives a wealth of information on how to make the very best of a person’s heritage project, discusses the resources that could be used and the best way to show a heritage project.

Although the guides have been created to give handy tips to groups in the Limewoods area, they are also applicable to anyone wanting to start their own heritage project.

Limewoods Project Officer Liz Fleuty said they had worked with a number of groups, “but it soon became clear that there was a need for more information with regard to developing a project, where to go for funding, what to include and much more”.

She added: “Each group we worked with highlighted different aspects, so we’ve been able to combine all these to produce a really comprehensive set of guides.

“We hope that other groups across Lincolnshire and further afield will benefit from the lessons learned by the groups in the Limewoods, and these guides will certainly help them find the path to success.”

The guides are free and can be ordered from the Lincolnshire Limewoods Project, or found online on their website.

Source: Lincolnshire County Council