LIP: How to get involved

*PLEASE NOTE: WE ARE CURRENTLY REVIEWING PROJECT DIRECTION AND PARTICIPATION AS WE MOVE FROM THE PILOT TO THE MAIN PHASE OF PROJECT DEVELOPMENT. THE FOLLOWING WILL CONSEQUENTLY BE AMENDED, AND REPLACED ACCORDINGLY. THANK YOU FOR YOUR PATIENCE*

There are several ways to participate in LIP. Guidelines and information sheets are currently under development.

Building Investigations and Surveys

If you live in an older house, a great way to get involved is by undertaking a guided building survey and investigation (or to permit a member of the project team to undertake a survey).

For more information see:

How to participate in LIP Archaeological Building Investigations

GARDEN SURVEYS

A resource will be developed to collate information on artefacts from private gardens: participants will have opportunities to send in photographs and descriptions of, for example, pieces (‘sherds’) of pottery found during gardening.   These will then be identified, incorporated on a publicly accessible database, and interpreted in relation to other evidence. It will be possible to display photographs of these sherds on this and an external web-site.

More information to follow soon…

ARTEFACTS

Objects kept and used within the home during this time – particularly those for which there is information regarding their use – would be of interest. This may include any item – furniture, ornaments, clothing associated with household tasks, magazines, kitchen-ware, etc. The object will not be removed (unless permission is given, e.g. in order to display the object), but will be photographed and described, and sometimes drawn.More information to follow soon…

PHOTOGRAPHS AND FILMS

Photographs and films of houses during this time (especially of interiors) would also be useful. If possible, it would be helpful to obtain a copy of photographs for research purposes.More information to follow soon…

MEMORIES

If anyone that lived during this time wishes to contribute (for recording) descriptions of behaviour and objects in the home, this would be helpful. Diaries that describe home life would also be very interesting.

More information to follow soon…

If interested in getting involved in LIP please contact the project via the Contact Page.

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