Peeling Back The Layers is a new community archaeology project based at Under Whitle farm run by the Tudor Farming Interpretation Group - volunteers have been visiting Matlock, Lichfield and Stafford record offices with Simon, a professional historian, to unearth the stories of the people who lived here. Children, volunteers and archeologists have dusted off their trowels to unearth the secrets under the ground. peeling back the layers of turf and soil to find evidence of barn and 17c house still with its ash pit filled with ashes.
We are eagerly awaiting the archaeologists reports as well as the pottery finds expert.
Funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Mick Aston Trust & the Peak District National Park.
If you are interested at finding out more, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0129883282
Or take a look at www.peelingbackthelayers.org
In 2014 the Tudor farming Project won the national Bayer/FACE award for innovative learning. Amazingly the ceremony was in the great hall at Lincoln Inn, London- the very same place that the Horrobyn land dispute was settled in William Horrobyn's favour!
Our group has developed a great sense of comradeship researching and developing the project and a great delight at seeing what young people gain from the experience.
Thanks to all who have given so much to make this project fun!