Community, Archaeology and Public Heritage in Telford - an English New Town
Author(s): Paul Belford
This poster describes a recent community archaeology project in Telford, a new town created in the 1960s. The project began in 2010 and continues to 2014, and involves a wide range of community groups and others. Fieldwork focusses on the 'Town Park', a large area of public open space that contains a number of previously unexplored remains associated with 19th and 20th century industrialisation and de-industrialisation. So far the project has explored 19th century workers' housing, a 19th century blast furnace, and 20th century crushing plant; we have drawn together communities past and present and developed a comprehensive training programme that will ensure the sustainability of the project into the future.
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Community, Archaeology and Public Heritage in Telford - an English New Town. Paul Belford. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428563)
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