Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Community Archaeology - Graveyard Survey (Coddington)

Monday 4th March - Friday 15th March (excluding weekends)
10am to 3pm
Meet in the churchyard.
The memorials in Coddington graveyard, near Newark, are being mapped and recorded as part of a Local Improvement Scheme project.  The survey involves transcribing the inscriptions on the headstones, photographing them, and recording their condition.  It's a very rewarding thing to do, as each record sheet forms part of a permanent record, accessible by future generations.  If you want to see some pictures of graveyard survey underway just follow the link below...
Notts CC Community Archaeology are looking for people who are interested in coming and helping record gravestones at Coddington on the above dates.  No experience is necessary.  There are toilet facilities nearby, but please bring your lunch and adequate fluids.  Dress appropriately for being outdoors; keeping in mind that it is fairly stationary work and you are likely to get a bit chilly around the edges!  You might also like to bring a fold-up stool or chair, or a blanket/kneeling mat for the sake of comfort.
If you would like to come along please let them know what day or days you would like to come.   I need to know who is likely to be coming in case we need to cancel or change arrangements for any reason.

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