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Big Heritage – new project

Launch of Big Heritage summer 2013 community dig “Discovering Bromborough” has been boosted by £10,000 funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

The project will see members of the Bromborough community digging a range of test-pits in gardens and public spaces throughout the village this summer. It is hoped that the work will shed light upon the fortunes of Bromborough throughout history, which by 1066 formed one of the richest estates in Cheshire and was held by the Anglo-Saxon Earl Edwin.


The aim of the project is to bring the people of Bromborough together to explore the history of the place they live from its earliest beginnings through to the present day. The ‘hands on’ approach has been designed to instil a greater sense of belonging and pride in the community and involves a wide spectrum of the community in its planning, delivery and evaluation.

The funding has allowed the Big Heritage team to expand, and we are pleased to welcome Joanne Kirton to the team to act as a project manager. Joanne has considerable experience in excavation, and has already undertaken archaeological investigation in Bromborough…

A public consultation will be taking place in Bromborough Scout Hut on 9th June at 12pm, and is open for all Bromborough residents and stakeholders to attend. It will include a talk on the history of Bromborough and give people the chance to sign up their own garden for an excavation.

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