Cash boost for new Lakes website
A website featuring thousands of sites of archaeological interest in Cumbria's Lake District is being set up with the help of a £171,000 grant.
The district has more than 6,500 historical attractions including Shap Abbey, Castlerigg Stone Circle and Hardknott Roman Fort.
The Lake District has 275 monuments and 1,740 listed buildings.
The project is being paid for by the Heritage Lottery Fund and run by the Lake District National Park Authority.
Lisa Keys, a former exhibition interpreter at the National Museums Liverpool, who is helping to run the project, said: "At the moment unless you are very interested in archaeology, there isn't a particularly accessible way of finding out more details.
"By the time we've finished there'll be lots of exciting ways to link into the past which everyone from schoolchildren to communities and the area's 12 million visitors can all use.
"Most people don't come to here to delve into history, but we want to share all this fantastic archaeology and see heritage placed on a prominent platform alongside the beautiful scenery."
Posted by The Eternal
20th May 2006ce