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history & These FSC courses cover many facets of historyand prehistory, from Stone Age times to theorigins of our modern industrial society includinghistoric transport. The courses cover the stories of particular areas orthe people and communities who have lived there.Some take a broad view of community life, lookingat the nature of changes in several places; othersfocus on particular aspects of our historical andindustrial heritage. With their careful blend of field excursions,slideshows, discussions and other activities, thesecourses are suitable for anyone curious to learn howthe past can be brought to life and the way people'sideas and actions have shaped today's landscapeand built environment.Margam ParkDavid DugganMontgomery Castle Simon Normanarchaeology20BLBlencathra .DFDale Fort .EFEpping Forest .FMFlatford Mill . KDKindrogan .MTMalham Tarn .MAMargam .OROrielton .PMPreston Montford .RCRhyd-y-creuau .SLSlapton Ley

Local HistoryThe Megalithic Secrets of CumbriaBL. O. 24 Feb-26 Feb. Fri-Sun. £220. £165This two-day course will include visits toCastlerigg and the Eamont Bridge Hengesnear Penrith. The emphasis of this coursewill be on the Stone Circles and Henges ofCumbria, where there are 109 sites, morethan in any other county in England. Forthe past 13 years Paul Dawhas beenvisiting, photographing and surveying thestone circles and henges of England. Pauluses his surveying and dowsing skills in anunusual way to unravel the secrets of thepast.If Trees Could Talk: A History of Epping Forest EF. O. 26 Feb. Sun. Non-residential . £39Trees may be silent but they are thesurviving clues to the history of EppingForest that this new and fascinating courseuncovers. Learn how the landscape hasshaped man's use of the Forest and piecetogether evidence from maps, aerialphotographs and other records to delve intothis historic woodland's story. TriciaMoxeyis a qualified botanist and lecturerand has worked in Epping Forest for manyyears.Watermills and Windmills in Essex and SuffolkFM. O. 03 Apr-05 Apr. Tue-Thu. £240. £172Using many fine examples from Essex andSuffolk, this midweek course introduces thestory of watermills, windmills and tidemillsand the technologies that made them suchimportant features in their localcommunities. There will be visits to seemills in varying states of restoration, whichin turn should help us understand howFlatford Mill used to operate. GrahamRobinsonis a historian who works forEssex County Council as a millwright,where he looks after several different kindsof mills. David Morgans helps as MillsSupport Officer and is also an IndustrialHeritage Education Officer. Fees includetransport and entrance charges.Historic GardensOR. 1. 08 May-13 May. Tue-Sun. £475. £375The course is an introduction to some of themost important historic gardens of thisbeautiful corner of Britain and will appealto both garden historians and keenplantspeople. You will visit a variety ofgardens featuring plants that reflect theinterests of their owners and the mildclimate of the area. Garden entry included.Ivor Stokesis a keen plantsman who hastravelled the world in search of plants andhas a long-standing interest in the historicgardens of Wales.The Megalithic Secrets of EnglandBL. O. 01 Jun-05 Jun. Fri-Tue. £360. £270This four-day course will include field tripsto Long Meg and Her Daughters at LittleSalkeld, near Penrith, the Moor Divockstone circle sites, as well as Castlerigg andthe Eamont Bridge Henges. There will bedemonstrations on surveying techniques atthe stone circles, and instructions ondowsing will be shown at these ancientsites. For the past 13 years Paul Dawhasbeen visiting, photographing andsurveying the stone circles and henges ofEngland. Paul uses his surveying anddowsing skills in an unusual way tounravel the secrets of the past.Highlights of PerthshireKD. O. 13 Aug-17 Aug. Mon-Fri. £295. £215Scotland is studded with significantlandmarks and August is the best time of yearto see beautiful gardens and fascinatingcastles. This course will take you to the toooften missed local points of interest along theway. Please note price includes admissions.Centre Staffhave an in-depth knowledge ofthe local area and its history.Margam Country Park Through TheAges: Iron Age to PresentMA. O. 31 Aug-02 Sep. Fri-Sun. £230. £157Few places can rival Margam Park for theabundance of historical evidence packedinto its 800 acres, the earliest signs ofsettlement are the Iron Age Hill Fort. Thisis an informal course which will combinefun, learning, enjoyment and site visitswithin the park. Aside from the history inthe park, there will be visits to someexcellent historical locations within thesurrounding area including St FagansNational History Museum. Margam ParkRanger, Steve George, has been sharing hisknowledge of and enthusiasm for MargamPark with the public since 1979. NEWCastlerigg Tim FosterNEWNEWwww.field-studies-History & Archaeologycouncil.org/historyDiscounts for shared accommodationShared accommodation is usually available on our residential courses at a discounted price. The cost is(see page 2)normally around £10 per night less than sole occupancy price. Please contact the Centre for an exact price.centreleveldatesdayssole occupancynon-residentialfee FM . O . 01 Feb-03 Feb . Fri-Sun . £174 . £13521