Assessing the value of community led research

Historic England has commissioned Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service to find out how much archaeology, historic building and local history research is carried out by voluntary groups in England. The project will also assess the value or potential value this research has for enhancing Historic Environment Records (HERs) and Research Frameworks.

Local history and archaeology societies, diving groups and historic building enthusiasts are encouraged to contribute by completing an online survey. Whether your interest is in medieval manors or inter-war industry, your response will enable us to better understand the contribution of your efforts to heritage research, and to make sure that local history, historic building and archaeological research is better valued.

Survey link:

You can also complete the survey by post – please contact Rob Hedge on 01905 765654. The survey closes on 21 August.