Themes and Challenges
The project will last for four years, beginning in August 2013.
Landscapes of Leisure
Landscapes of Leisure will investigate changes in the use and accessibility of the landscape. Today’s landscape, the patterns of tracks, fields and boundaries, woodlands and parks, holds many clues to the way in which the area was used by its … Continue reading
Crime and Conflict
Crime and Conflict will probe the dark side of Charnwood’s history: theft, corruption and violence. We will explore how successive conflicts, local and national, have been played out in Charnwood, from disputes between villages, poaching, the fierce resistance which met … Continue reading
Building Communities will investigate the social and cultural transformations brought about by the movement of people from the earliest settlements to the large and diverse communities that have developed in this area since the 1960s. We will track the developments … Continue reading
Working lives will explore how Charnwood’s landscape supported and was shaped by successive generations of local people. It will examine the work of miners, quarrymen, farmers who struggled to cultivate Charnwood’s poor rocky soils, monastic communities who found new ways … Continue reading