Cottingham Training

Today we began work with Cottingham Parish Council on a series of workshops exploring the 18th Century history of the village, which lies on the outskirts of Hull. Over the next.three months we will deliver four workshtoops linking archival sources, archaeology and hands-on activities to discover childhood, costume, food and farming 300 years ago.

Today was about introducing the project to participants and training them in heritage interpretation and digital media. We have set up WordPress, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube accounts for volunteers to record the workshops. They will also produce an exhibition for Cottingham Day in July.

One Mark Kirby Scholar talks about Cottingham’s past

Follow their progress at and on Twitter @CottinghamStory.