A Fenland group has become one of the first in the country to receive a Heritage Lottery Fund ‘All Our Stories’ grant.
FenArch – Fenland Archaeological Society has been given £5,700 to tell the story of the hidden Roman heritage under our feet across the Fenland region.
The small grant programme was launched in support of the BBC Two show ‘The Great British Story’.
FenArch will explore the Roman landscape by fieldwalking and excavation and then tell the story to the local people using talks, displays and various forms of digital media including a new website.
FenArch will also provide educational resources such as artefacts, dig boxes and costumes that will be taken around local schools to help inspire the next generation.
There will be the opportunity for volunteers to become involved and participate in the project and FenArch will receive support from Cambridge Community Heritage at the University of Cambridge while running the project in 2013. FenArch vice-chair Alex Fisher said: “Roman history is right under your feet. It’s here all around us. Although we may not have structures as obvious as Hadrian’s Wall, the Fens contain signs of Roman occupation that are of regional importance.”