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Funding boost for Linton-on-Ouse history group
8:09am Friday 30th August 2013 in News
A YORKSHIRE village will be able to start to piece together its history thanks to lottery funding.
Linton-on-Ouse, near York, will benefit from £3,500 of lottery funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).
The money will be used by the village’s history group to fund a project to piece together its history.
Chairman of the group Jan Jauncey said: “This project is a tribute to the enthusiasm and determination of the current villagers and also the perseverance and interest of past villagers who instil in us a pride and interest in where we live.”
The village, home to the RAF base, was mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086 and over the past year fragments of Roman and medieval pottery have been found which have fuelled the group’s desire to explore the truth behind the village’s past.
The group wants to gather information from a variety of sources so they can leave a village legacy behind.
Jan said: “The HLF grant gives us an exciting opportunity to work with everyone in the village, especially the schoolchildren, to create a lasting legacy detailing our heritage.”
The group has recruited a team of volunteers to help them in what they describe as an “inspiring” task to “create an information tapestry of the past.”
Fiona Spiers, head of the HLF Yorkshire, said: “We are delighted to be able to offer this grant so that Linton-on-Ouse history group can embark on a real journey of discovery.”
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