How to Get Involved

We now have a list of tasks to give you a better idea of how you can get involved with this exciting project.

Roy Canham held an introductory session on Wednesday 27th February for all those who had already expressed an interest in being involved.  He discussed the background to the project and gave us all a flavour of some of the tasks that need to be undertaken.  We all had a go at looking at aerial photographs and maps, and I’m pleased to say that we will running a workshop on interpreting aerial maps (as I, for one, struggle with spotting the difference between field boundaries and earthworks!).

A good number of people attended, and we were pleased to see a lot of animated conversation after the session had finished.  People were also keen to sign up for the various tasks.

If you didn’t attend the introductory session, there’s still time to sign up to help out.  We will also be running workshops and training sessions so that people get a better idea of what’s involved.  If you want to read more about the project, see our Introduction to the Project post.

Here is a list of tasks for the project (and no doubt the tasks will grow as we gather more information) – training will be given.  Please use the contact details given below to let us know which of the following you would be interested in:

  • Establish land use history
  • Visit English Heritage Archive (formerly NMR) in Swindon to check air photo collection
  • Visit Archaeology Office (Wiltshire History Centre, Chippenham) to inspect aerial photographs
  • Check Wiltshire SMR (Sites & Monuments Record, Wiltshire History Centre, Chippenham) and Pastscape online
  • Acquire skills in air photo interpretation
  • Plot data from air photos
  • Make contact with landowners
  • Plot detail from Ordnance Survey maps and Thresher map
  • Plot detail from LIDAR survey
  • Check features in the field
  • Assist with the preparation of displays

For more information, or to express an interest in any of the tasks above, please contact Roy Canham on 01225 866748 or at

If you aren’t able to help, but you want to keep up to date, then please follow our blog.  We’ll be holding public talks and other events later in the year, so look out for announcements here.

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