A community heritage project for the people of Peterborough

Oxford Archaeology East, working with Fane Road Allotment Association and supported by the City Archaeologist, Peterborough City Council, has been awarded a £88.2k Heritage Lottery Fund Grant starting from October 2013.

The Romans of Fane Road project delivered a range of community heritage activities to the residents of Peterborough. Since the start of the project, over 200 people have got involved in an activity. Many people who came to the launch (November 2013) have gone on to attend some if not all of the seven Heritage Learning Sessions or taken part in one or more of the three Heritage Walks. Over 130 people worked alongside staff on the Community Excavation run in May and June 2014.


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The full list of prizewinning entries can be found here.




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The project has so far produced 5 newsletters which cover the various aspects of the project since its launch.

Issue 1              Issue 2               Issue 3               Issue 4               Issue 5               Issue 6


Free Heritage Learning Sessions (HLS)

The ten Heritage Learning Sessions were very successful and this was followed by several weeks of marking finds either for the project archive or for use in the ‘Red’ boxes of artefacts provided free to local schools and groups.


Free Heritage Walks (HW) around archaeological sites

The successful free Heritage Walks have now finished and below are some pictures of those who came to Durobrivae (Water Newton), Flag Fen and St Albans.

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Community Excavation

The Community Excavation ran from Monday 19th May until Sunday 8th June 2014, and there were open days, family activities, re-enactors, Roman-type kiln building and firing, guided tours for schools, individuals and groups, as well as evening tours. An archaeological report was produced, along with two booklets about the Community Excavation:

Popular (adults) publication       Children's publication


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About the Heritage Lottery Fund

Using money raised through the National Lottery, the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) aims to make a lasting difference for heritage, people and communities across the UK and help build a resilient heritage economy. From museums, parks and historic places to archaeology, natural environment and cultural traditions, we invest in every part of our diverse heritage. HLF has supported almost 35,000 projects with more than £5.3bn across the UK.