Volunteering – Local History
Exploring and uncovering the history, variation and movement of stone can make you see your local area in a whole new light. Whether you’d like to get out and explore or hunker down in the archives, and whatever your experience we’d be glad of your help.
Below are a list or typical tasks volunteers interested in local history might choose to undertake. There is no minimum time commitment – you can do as much or as little as you choose, and may do any combination of tasks that interest you.
Possible Volunteering Tasks:
- Archival research to look into the dizzying array of sources that may tell us where stone came from
- Recording the architecture and/or stone of buildings
- Talking to local people to try and uncover memories of quarrying and stone transport
- Investigating the social history of quarrying and tracing individuals connected to quarries or stone buildings