Revealing Records

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

Breaking New Ground heritage workshop

Historic Environment Record file for Grimes Graves Neolithic flint mine


Discovering the archaeology of the Brecks


Fascinated by the history where you live? Curious to know what ancient people have left behind?






Extract from Norfolk Historic Environment Record,

 Grimes Graves Neolithic flint mine © NCC

Come along and join us for the first of an inspiring series of day schools helping you to discover the hidden heritage of the Brecks.

Experts from Norfolk County Council Historic Environment Service and Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service will introduce you to our amazing archives, and show you how to use them yourself.

What? Revealing Records

Since the 1930s heritage experts have been gathering information on Norfolk’s past. From tools made by the earliest occupants of Britain nearly 1 million years ago, to defensive structures built in the Cold War, Norfolk Historic Environment Record holds information on over 60,000 monuments, finds, industrial sites, defences, parks and gardens and historic buildings.

As part of the Breaking New Ground archaeological training programme this half day workshop will introduce you to:

•What sort of information the Historic Environment Record collects.

•How to access this information through our team of specialists and at home.

•How you can use the records in your own research.

•How you can help to add to this store of knowledge.

Where? Historic Environment Service, Gressenhall Farm and Workhouse, NR20 4DR

When? 24th January 2015 12:30-16:30

What do I need to do? Book your free place here:

Day Schools

From rooting through the records to rooting through the earth, learn how to investigate the past with presentations, demonstrations and hands-on activities.  Day schools will be led by heritage experts in a variety of fascinating locations throughout Norfolk and Suffolk.

Thanks to the Heritage Lottery Fund, places on these day schools are free.

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Throughout the series of day schools heritage experts aim to connect participants with the past, through an exploration of the archaeological techniques that can be used to investigate it. They will support participants to use their new skills around their own homes and parishes.






Grimes Graves Neolithic flint mine © NCC

For more information contact Norfolk Historic Environment Service at or by calling 01362 869296.

To find out about Breaking New Ground visit or phone 01842 815465.


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