Romans on the Don

Bid writing and interpretation of the excavated Roman sites of South Yorkshire.

inHeritage wrote a successful grant application with South Yorkshire Archaeology Service to gain funding from English Heritage in 2005.
The proposal was for a multi-strand heritage interpretation and education project based on discoveries of Iron Age and Romano-British settlements in Doncaster in advance of aggregates quarrying. The brief was to widely disseminate the results of archaeological work carried out in the preceding ten years. The target audience comprised local heritage groups, the wider public in Doncaster and 7-11 year olds. inHeritage project managed and delivered the outputs in partnership with South Yorkshire Archaeology Service between June 2005 and March 2006.
inHeritage was responsible for delivering a website, a 44-page booklet, a series of reconstruction drawings, a programme of community talks, an online teacher’s pack, a museum living history day, a travelling exhibition, a programme of school visits and a comic for 7-11 year olds.
The project received very good feedback in evaluation exercises of all target audiences. the project as a whole was highlighted by English Heritage as an example of best practice in innovative heritage interpretation.
Started: February 2005. Completed: February 2006.
Client: South Yorkshire Archaeology Service and English Heritage.
Project Manager: Dinah Saich.