Cultural heritage spring lectures

What better way to spend an evening than learning about fire, foxholes, bullets and barrows? Or how about hearing tales of Anglo Saxons in the Staffordshire Moorlands? 

You can learn about these topics – and many others – during a spring lecture series on cultural heritage, from renowned speakers, at Buxton’s Devonshire Dome. Tickets cost £5 and all proceeds go towards South West Peak Landscape Partnership’s Small Heritage Adoption and Barns & Buildings projects.

The Small Heritage Adoption Project is working to protect little-known pieces of history that are sometimes overlooked and ranges from boundary markers to lime kilns to Bronze Age burial mounds. 

The Barns & Buildings project is focusing on field barns throughout the South West Peak and is working to record and in some cases restore these iconic features of the landscape.

Both projects rely on a group of dedicated volunteers who have the opportunity to train with and learn from local experts in cultural heritage and help protect the South West Peak’s unique history.

The lecture series will include:
12th March – There’s More to Walls by Master Craftsman Trevor Wragg;
19th March – Fire, Foxholes, Bullets and Barrows by SWP cultural heritage officer Dr Catherine Parker Heath; 
26th March – Anglo Saxons in The Staffordshire Moorlands and the South West Peak by Harry Ball;
2nd April – Highways and Waymarkers by Jan Scrine of The Milestone Society; 
9th April – Historic Mining in the South West Peak by Dr John Barnatt.

The South West Peak Landscape Partnership is supported by a grant of £2.4 million from the National Lottery Heritage Fund, distributing money raised by National Lottery players.

To learn more, explore our volunteering programme at:

Volunteers registered with the Landscape Partnership will receive 50% off ticket purchases for this lecture series. Click Here to Register as a volunteer or visit:

All lectures begin at 7:30pm and tickets can be purchased through the Buxton Opera House at:

For more information, please contact the South West Peak Landscape Partnership team at:

You can also learn more about the South West Peak Landscape Partnership by visiting or follow it on Facebook /swpeak and Twitter @SouthWestPeak

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