5:52pm Tuesday 29th October 2013
A FREE workshop is being held to raise awareness of the importance of field barns in Teesdale by The Heart of Teesdale Landscape Partnership.
There will be a talk about traditional farm buildings and surveying techniques on November 30 at Bowes Village Hall.
Then on December 1 there is a practical training day at Boldron, near Barnard Castle.
The training days will be led by archaeologist Robert White.
He said: “Agricultural buildings make a major contribution towards landscape character of Britain.
“However many traditional farm buildings are no longer useful for modern agriculture and are therefore abandoned, demolished or converted.
“Therefore this training course will aim to raise awareness of traditional farm buildings in the Heart of Teesdale area and to encourage local volunteers to record them.”
Both days will run between 9.30am to 4pm. Previous experience is not needed but booking is essential as places are limited to 20 spaces on the Saturday and ten on the Sunday.
Contact Honia Devlin on 03000-260830 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to book a place.
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