We’re holding our first Standing Building Recording training day on June 28th.

Img_0715The day will be split into two sessions, the theory side in the morning and a practical session in the afternoon. This course is part of our Hidden Commemoration project training but the skills you will learn will be applicable to many other projects in the future.

During the morning session we will be looking at interpreting maps, assessing the condition of buildings, making photographic records and and completing recording forms. We will also cover the law relating to health and safety on site. In the afternoon, we will go and put all this into practice on the airfield itself. Please bring a pen or pencil and paper and a digital camera if you have one.

The course will be led by Hannah Potter, archaeologist for the 8th in the East project who was one of the speakers at our December meeting.

The morning session will be at Thorpe Abbotts Village Hall starting at 10.30am. During the afternoon we will go and look at buildings on Thorpe Abbotts airfield (by kind permission of Sir Rupert Mann), finishing up at the 100th Bomb Group Museum. Bring a packed lunck and drinks, and be prepared for weather. We will be crossing some rough and slightly overgrown ground.

Places are limited, so if you’d like to join us, please book a free ticket via our Eventbrite page