Survey at Plumpton Pier

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Thu, 23 Mar 2017 10:00 to 16:00

Survey at Plumpton Pier

Free training and archaeological survey of Plumpton Pier with Morecambe Bay Partnership and CITiZAN

Join Morecambe Bay Partnership and CITiZAN to help undertake a survey and create new records of the remains of an early 20th century pier at Plumpton, near Ulverston.

During 2015, one of our volunteers reported they had come across the remains of a possible jetty at Plumpton near Ulverston. Further research indicates that this was once a substaital structure, labeled as a pier on the historic maps. It once served the limetsone quarry, situated to the west of the jetty.

This inital survey work will help make a record of the site and begin to compile a background history of its history.

Volunteers will:

  • Help the team produce drawn, written and photographic archaeological records of the site
  • Record any features identified
  • Learn how to use the CITiZAN mobile application to record coastal sites

All equipment and training is provided. No previous experience is required. Please note that the site is muddy and a certain level of ability and sturdy footwear is required.

Booking essential. More information and booking here

Events Programme

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Sat, 17 Jun 2017 9:00 to Fri, 17 Nov 2017 12:00
Heritage Skills Day - Working Safely around Morecambe Bay

Refresh your knowledge about the dangers of Morecambe Bay. Spend the morning with the fantastic team from Bay Search & Rescue to understand the risks to ensure you and your fellow volunteers stay safe.

Sat, 24 Jun 2017 9:30 to 16:00
Volunteer workparty: Bracken Clearance, Birkrigg Common

Help us clear bracken from Birkrigg Common, to help protect and conserve the important archaeological monuments that are hidden beneath (bracken clearance subject to bird survey results).

Working with Cumbria Wildlife Trust.

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 11:00 to 16:30
Heritage Skills Day - LIDAR, Aerial Surveying and Using Drones

Interested in learning new skills to explore the historic landscape of the Bay? Come and learn the essentials of interpreting and using aerial photographs and LIDAR.

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