More than 150 people have viewed the exhibition to launch the Dog Kennel Lane archaeology project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
The display at the launch exhibition held in Coronation Hall in Milby, Boroughbridge, on Saturday, February 1, gave details of the 12-month project which will conclude with the establishment of a Heritage Trail through a partly forgotten landscape to the west of the A1(M) and north of the River Ure at Langthorpe on the Newby Hall Estate.
Project chairman David Barley said: “We were delighted more than 150 people demonstrated their interest on what we hope to achieve by attending the exhibition and providing more information for our archive.
“The initial interest far exceeded our expectations.”
Under the guidance of community archaeologist Kevin Cale, members of the group will study old maps and aerial photographs of the area, examine artefacts found across the site, research documents and learn how to carry out field walking and the surveying of topographic features.
The project will enable the group to learn new skills and pass them on to other members of the community while finding out more about the heritage of their area, including the biodiversity of the local landscape.
Kevin Cale will supervise a workshop on the study of historic maps at the next meeting, which is in the Coronation Hall on Tuesday, February 18, at 7.30pm.
For further details about the project go to: www.dogkennellane.co.uk or telephone 01423 322988.