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Revealing Our Past

Reveal our Past and understand the geology which underpins our Forest. Rediscover our history and find threads of our past in the remains of historic buildings, buried heritage or in the memories of local people who plied traditional craft skills.

Revealing our Past

Through 7 projects we aim to help more people appreciate the distinctive parts of our Forest history and understand our ‘claims to fame.’ We want to provide the skills, knowledge and enthusiasm to help explain what made the Forest special originally and ensure that it remains special in the future.

Get involved:

  • Look for and record built and buried heritage hidden in the Forest
  • Help to conserve historic buildings and sites
  • Hear about the geology, history and memories of local people in the Forest through walks, talks and oral history recordings, using Forest dialect
  • Learn traditional craft skills such as tanning, spinning, dyeing and weaving, woodworking and blacksmithing
“These projects explore our past, to rediscover our history and heritage. We would like to reveal our past, to tell the story of the Forest and capture the knowledge and memories of our older generation before we lose that special link with our past.”

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From creating habitats for our wildlife or improving our waterways, to recording oral histories or finding old photos, there’s always something going on to get involved in!