Lowick's past comes under the microscope

A special event to explore 4,000 years of Lowick's rich history is being held this weekend.

Friday, 29th September 2017, 11:57 am
Updated Thursday, 28th September 2017, 13:06 pm
John Huddart and Julie Gibbs from the Lowick Heritage Group in front of Lowicks Hinds Row - a group of 7 listed cottages and a jewel in the village's crown.

The event, organised by Lowick Heritage Group, will include photographic displays, historic maps, local archaeological finds and an update of the Dryburn Limeworks Conservation project.

One key theme is the launch of a Domesday Book project on The Buildings of Lowick.

The Lowick Heritage Group has teamed up with neighbourhood plan researchers to create a database of the local buildings, recording the changes in use and in the families who owned and occupied them. This will be a long-term project and help from local residents would be appreciated.

Parish councillor John Huddart said: “We are interested in materials and styles of building, and changes made over the years to sites and the structures on them. This will help create a neighbourhood plan that acknowledges local heritage sites and qualities, when considering new developments.”

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Julie Gibbs, from Lowick Heritage Group, added: “We hope visitors will enjoy looking at the images, many from the Robert Sinton collection. We hope also that you would like to contribute your own knowledge about Lowick. What can you remember about the properties? Any detail, however small, may be significant. If you wish to jot down any memories, paper will be available.”

It is being held in Lowick Village Hall from 10am to 4pm.