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Assessing the Value of Community Led Research

Historic England has commissioned Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service to find out how much archaeology, historic building and local history research is carried out by voluntary groups in England. The project will also assess the value or potential value this research has for enhancing Historic Environment Records (HERs) and Research Frameworks.

Local history and archaeology societies, diving groups and historic building enthusiasts are encouraged to contribute by completing an online survey. Whether your interest is in medieval manors or inter-war industry, your response will enable us to better understand the contribution of your efforts to heritage research, and to make sure that local history, historic building and archaeological research is better valued.

CBA Director, Mike Heyworth said, “This project is hugely important to help understand the scale and breadth of voluntary work undertaken across the country. The CBA encourages as many people to take part as possible to ensure that community-generated research is better valued within, and integrated into, national and local historic environment research resources.”

To take part in the survey online, follow this link:

You can also complete the survey by post – please contact Rob Hedge on 01905 765 654. The survey closes on 21st August.

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