03 Jul Battle of Otterburn- Conflict in a Landscape project launched
The Battle of Otterburn- Conflict in a Landscape project was launched on Sunday 24th June at the RTC Sports & Leisure Centre in Otterburn. Over 40 people attended the event, which marked the start of this exciting new Heritage Lottery-funded project that will investigate and explore the story of the famous medieval battle, working with landscape and battlefield archaeologists to answer some of the questions as to the action and location of the battle.
The event included talks by Geoffrey Carter from the Battlefields Trust and Chris Jones, Historic Environment Officer for Northumberland National Park, followed by a guided walk to the Battlefield site in glorious sunshine.
Attendees also found out how to get involved in the project, which will include opportunities for volunteers to take part in historical research and investigative fieldwork including metal detecting and archaeological excavation.
Later phases of the project will see renovations to the picnic area at Percy’s Cross, including improvements to current parking and picnic tables, an interpretive walkway up to the Battlefield viewing area, with high-quality interpretation to tell the story of the battle, and a reflective space with seating around the Percy Cross.
If you would like more information on the project and how you can be involved, please contact Karen Collins, Revitalising Redesdale Heritage and Engagement Officer, on 07741 194309 or email firstname.lastname@example.org