The Crash of Lancaster PB565

On the 15th April 1945, a Lancaster bomber plummeted out of the sky and into the Warping Drain bank just outside Owston Ferry killing the eight men in board. Until recently, no one has known what happened to cause this or who the eight men were. A memorial stone to the men lost in this…

Crowle Peatland Railway needs your help

The Crowle Peatland Railway group would like to record members of the local community who may have a connection to peat extraction on the moors. The group aims to capture memories of this industry for use in their Crowle Moors workshop exhibition. In the past, this was an important industry that provided employment to residents…

What’s special to you in the Isle of Axholme

  A big thank you to all that sent us in photos of what makes the Isle of Axholme special – we have put together this collage of photos from the ones submitted. Credits to Lisa Pearce, Pete Tiplady, Roy Briggs and Sue Morgan 😀

Bat Fortnight

The #IoAHC Bat Fortnight is nearly here and we have some exciting walks during the 2 weeks out on the Isle – details to follow shortly. 🦇         We also have our useful Bat Pack available on our website – www.ioahc.net and a survey sheet if you would like to have a go at recording the bats…

Photographs wanted

It was World Photography Day yesterday and we are celebrating by capturing places, people or wildlife in the Isle of Axholme that make you feel good. Send us your pictures for a collective Isle of Axholme picture collage. We’d love to see what’s special to you on the Isle of Axholme 😁   Get your images…

Release of our first 2 short project videos

We have had our first videos released for the project and we are thrilled to share them with you. Pond dipping – The #IoAHC team have been out on Crowle Moors with Gunness & Burringham Primary School to discover the hidden beasties in the ponds Test pitting – discover the world of test pitting with…

It’s our Birthday!

Happy Birthday to us! We have reached the half way point of the project and we have plenty to celebrate. All of our 16 projects are up and running and we are having a positive impact on the landscape, heritage and people in the project area. We have many exciting activities, community events and opportunities…

Exploring the Isle of Axholme & Hatfield Chase Summer 2019

Wherever you plan to be this summer make sure you have our leaflet in hand to explore the Isle of Axholme & Hatfield Chase. We have put together some family friendly ideas to keep you entertained over the summer period – offering plenty of local places to explore and discover the wildlife and fauna. Click…

A big thank you to everyone who came to the trackway and platform opening

For the past 7 months, volunteers have passionately reconstructed a model of the Lindholme Late Neolithic timber trackway and platform. Using traditional stone tools, the group felled and carried over 250 Scot’s pine on to the site. On Saturday, we celebrated all their efforts and opened the trackway with a special ceremony. Starting the celebrations,…

IoAHC Butterfly & Dragonfly fortnight

During the IoAHC Butterfly & Dragonfly fortnight join us for: – Outdoor art work sessions for the children – Walks for the family Full details on the events page.   There will also be many interesting and fun facts all about these delightful little creatures posted throughout the fortnight on our Facebook page.   Check…

Neolithic Trackway Poems

After a very successful opening of the reconstructed Neolithic trackway and platform on the Humberhead Peatlands NNR at Hatfield we have now published ‘A Collection of Poems’ written by members of the trackway and platform building group. The full booklet can be viewed on the Resources & Reports page.

Open Day – Neolithic Trackway & Platform Reconstruction

This Saturday join us at Hatfield Moors for the opening of the Late Neolithic Lindholme Trackway and Platform Reconstruction The Lindholme Neolithic trackway and platform was first identified in 2004 and was investigated archaeologically in 2004-2006. A community of builders formed and built a replica of this monument on Hatfield Moors. OPENING CEREMONY – 12:00…

Isle of Axholme Greenway

Andrew Percy and councillors have been out exploring the Isle of Axholme Greenway Photos – Isle Greenway by Godnow Bridge, Crowle           

Neolithic Trackway – We need your help!

Want to be part of something special? Would you like to help us celebrate the opening of the Neolithic trackway and platform reconstruction on Hatfield Moors? There will be a special activity with children’s author (and one of the trackway team), Addy Farmer. We are looking for 10-15 school-aged children to take part in this…

Neolithic Trackway and Platform Reconstruction Event

Join us on Saturday 20 July for a family fun day at the grand opening of the Neolithic Trackway and platform reconstruction. For full details check out our events page – we will be adding details on the all workshops/activities over the month – so keep checking

Isle of Axholme Greenway

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Discover what lies beneath in Belton

Ever wondered what’s under your feet?  Have you dug in your garden and found something interesting, but you don’t know what it is? The #IoAHC project ‘Presenting the Past’ with Heritage Lincolnshire would like to get the residents of Belton digging and investigating their own gardens. With supervision, support and mentoring from the team you…

Events at All Saints Church, Belton

Check out the events we are running this year at Belton All Saints Church.  Come along and join the #IoAHC team for some amazing activities and all for FREE. Details can also be found in our events page.

Facebook Competition

Great News – we’ve reached the target of 600 followers and a winner has been chosen – Congratulations to Bernie Lyons who has won the amazing picture of the Owl. The Kingfisher is now looking for a new home and once we hit 800 followers that stunning picture will be given away – Good luck ☘️…

#isleactionday

Want to get active, be part of the community and help your local environment then 2019 is your year. Coming soon from the #IoAHC team will be Action Days for volunteers to get involved. The #IsleActionDay is here! The first one will be at Belton Country Park so come along and help us tidy up the grounds. The session…

Launch of the Neolithic Trackway Through Time Project

This will be a joint event to mark the opening of the NEW Humberhead Peatlands National Nature Reserve, Reserve Base and LIFE Lab along with the launch of the upcoming project Neolithic Trackway Through Time. Using the help and support from the local community and volunteers the Trackway Through Time project aims to build a…

Ever wondered why bogs are so special?

#IoAHC Project Wildscape explains…………  https://theconversation.com/bogs-are-unique-records-of-history-heres-why-100627    

Let’s Go Batty for Bat Week

Ever wondered what type of bat is circling your house or street? Would you like to help us build data on our bats and find out? The #IoAHC team is holding a week long survey to find out where bats are located on the Isle; how many and hopefully identify the species. Sadly bats have been in…

Fairy Door Trail – The Summer Fairies Return

Mischievous fairies loved the Isle that much they have made the Isle of Axholme their Summer home and we need you to find their magical doors!  Local tales tell us these enchanted doors can be discovered at: Belton Church Epworth Turbury Thorne Community Wood Isle of Axholme Greenway Haxey Line All we need you to do is…

Vinegarth Medieval Manor Project

Thank you to everyone who came along and supported the #IoAHC Medieval Manor Day in Epworth. Over 170 people joined us despite the rain and high winds first thing 👍 Thanks to everyone who hosted a stall or gave a talk on the day 🙌 A big thanks to all the volunteers! 👍 Over the…

Join the search for Mowbray’s Medieval Manor

Starting this summer, the Isle of Axholme and Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership’s project ‘Castles and Manors’ will begin archaeological investigations at the site of Vinegarth. The project will search for the Mowbray’s Medieval Manor House in Epworth, North Lincolnshire. This is a great opportunity for all ages of the local community with a passion for…

Check out our interactive map

Mapping the projects A new interactive project map is now live. The map will assist #IoAHC project leads and act as a tool to promote engagement between both the projects and the public. Members of the public and Landscape Partnership volunteers can now visualize what works, research, and events have taken place in the project…

Fairy Door Trail – Help us find the enchanted fairy doors

  Mischievous fairies have made the Isle of Axholme their new home and we need you to find their magical doors!  Local tales tell us these enchanted doors can be found at Belton Country Park, Vinegarth in Epworth, Owston Ferry Castle site, Isle of Axholme Greenway (Keadby Canal) and Crowle Moors. All we need you to do…

Win this picture

Will you be holding this amazing framed photo taken by Andy Mappouras of Maw’s Mill on Station Road, Epworth. We are going to pick a winner from all the people that have liked and shared our Facebook page once we reach 300, so get the word spread : Click like and share to win. Facebook…

IoAHC is now on Social Media

IoAHC is now on Social Media, please Like/Share/Follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram at: https://www.facebook.com/IoAHC/ https://twitter.com/IoAHC https://www.instagram.com/ioahc/ Whilst we will keep our website up to date with our biggest news and key information on our projects, you’ll find day to day updates of our activity on social media and easier opportunities to communicate with…

IoAHC Launch Event

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Project Officer Vacancy

The Partnership is pleased to announce that it is now able to seek appointees to a small delivery group of officers (two full time: two part time), starting with the appointment of a Project Officer who will manage the group and be responsible for delivering the provisions of the Landscape Conservation Action Plan (LCAP).

Video

The Isle of Axholme & Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership is a partnership of and for local people, working to reconnect local communities with their landscapes and cultural heritage. Learn more about the partnership and opportunities by watching our new video. You can watch the video below or on the Introduction page.    

Website Launch

[et_pb_section][et_pb_row][et_pb_column type=”3_4″][et_pb_text admin_label=”Text” background_layout=”light” text_orientation=”left”] We are delighted to go live with this new website for the partnership. As we go forward we will be adding further content and developing additional functions to support our work in the Humberhead Levels. We would like to hear from you about website content, photographs, interesting information and any…

Local Consultation and Online Survey

Resources for Change are carrying out local consultation, plus an online survey, to gain feedback on how the Landscape Partnership can be developed. Go to the survey direct here. Thank you.  

Heritage at Risk – Training Event

Saturday 18 October 10.30am – 3.30pm Crowle Community Hub, 52-54 High Street, Crowle, North Lincolnshire, DN17 4LB   The Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire has extended the successful ‘Lincolnshire Heritage at Risk’ project into North Lincolnshire.  This one day event, to be held at Crowle Library and Community Hub, will teach you the skills required to become a…

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