Muskham Vale Heritage Group - [June 2008]


The newly-formed Muskham Vale Heritage Group will give residents of Langford, Holme, South Muskham, North Muskham, Little Carlton, Bathley and Cromwell a chance to discover how their communities evolved.

The founders are keen to encourage members from all the villages to take part in a wide range of projects, including the question of whether other communities were submerged when the river Trent changed course between the villages centuries ago.

A steering committee has prepared an outline constitution and is applying for insurance cover so that members can carry out fieldwork, surveys and other heritage projects. The insurance cost means that full annual membership will be £25 per year, with visitors paying £3 per meeting, which will be held on the first Thursday of each month.

The next meeting, in North Muskham Village Hall on 3 July (7.30pm), will feature a talk by Nic Wort, project manager of the Trent Vale Landscape Partnership, about the work of his organisation and the support it can give to local groups.

On 7 August, Naomi Field of Lindsey Archaeological Services will discuss ‘recording historic buildings’ – a subject of topical interest to the Muskham Vale Group, which has been given permission to survey one of the oldest and grandest houses in the area in the near future.

For further information, please contact the founder Jim Wishart on 01636 640200.