Monday, 23 October 2017

Saturday & Sunday, 21st – 22nd October 2017

We have spent a wonderful weekend down in West Sussex. Our Churchyard Survey team had been invited to deliver a 2-day workshop to the enthusiastic Lavant History Group, based near Chichester.

We met in St Nicholas Church and received a very friendly welcome from everyone and great hospitality all weekend.
Even Storm Brian, which threatened to disrupt the outdoor practical sessions, bypassed us.

It’s an interesting exercise to deliver such a workshop – it made us look again at our working practices, our aims and objectives, and consider how much we have learnt over the last two years.

It has given us extra impetus too – placing our knowledge of our Upper Wharfedale churchyards against the differences we found in the Lavant churchyards helps to give us a new perspective on our local case study.

The preparation and delivery of the workshop has also given us the opportunity to formalise our documentation as we start to consider how we are going to publish our study and share our knowledge and experience in print.

We have always said that one of our main objectives is to share our experiences and the lessons we have learnt from the project – and we couldn’t have hoped for a better reception than this weekend. We wish Lavant History Group every success with their churchyard project.

Jane Lunnon