It has been a long wait but we have a finalised date for the archaeological survey report (data representation, analysis and recommendations) from Oxford Archaeology – by the end of this week!
Designing the project in such a way that the field work/ development work runs in parallel with the community engagement is risky, difficult and messy, but ultimately the more rewarding approach. We did not want to ‘tag on’ engagement once all the field work and research has been completed, but build it into the process.
We have benefitted greatly and have developed our thinking by meeting and talking to people at events, on site or through social media. Giving people the opportunity to get an insight and help shape the process is what we’d like to call real community archaeology. Warts and all.
The next meeting of the Lancaster and District Heritage Group will be at The Three Mariners on Wednesday 12th November, starting at 7.00pm