Who are we?
The Living History project team
By Neil Fortey
The Bottesford, Easthorpe, Muston and Normanton Community Heritage Project was launched at a public meeting on September 22nd 2006. From the many people keen to contribute to the project a group of volunteers came forward who were willing to take on the work of organizing it.
We are a small group of about 20 people living in Bottesford who share an interest in our community’s history. We want to preserve as much as we can, before time and change sweep it away. We are not in general professional historians, and we welcome support and guidance where we can find it.
We are a mixture of long-standing Bottesfordians and relatively recent incomers. Most, though not all, are members of either the small Bottesford Environmental Conservation Volunteers group or the long-established Bottesford Local History Society.
The project is a community venture, and all members of the community are invited to take part. If you would like to join the project team, just contact us through Neil Fortey, Project Co-ordinator, Barabara Pizzey, Project Secretary, or any other member of the team. Look at our quarterly newsletter for details and to get an idea of what we have done so far.
In addition to the group who meet regularly to drive the project along, we are building up our network of associated contributors to different parts of the project. This website is one way we wish to reach people and spread the network wider, right around the globe.
Although the grants we have received run for only two years, the project will continue under its own momentum, accumulating information, investigating different topics and communicating its findings.