Find a Training Session

The Beautiful Burial Ground project aims to inspire, engage and support interest groups, communities and individuals to learn about, research and survey the biodiversity and heritage of their local burial grounds.  We aim to do this by offering a range of training events.
All sessions are free of charge, anyone is welcome to book on.

 

upcoming sessions:
We update this page as new sessions become available, please visit again if you don’t find what you are looking for today.

 

21/1/2019 – Learn how to explore the stories behind the stones of Babell Graveyard, Cwmbwrla.

West Glamorgan Archives, Swansea.  10am-12.00.

Join the Beautiful Burial Ground Project and West Glamorgan Archive Service in how to explore the social history of the Babell Graveyard through the archive records.

The Babell Graveyard in the midst of Cwmbwrla is a window into the past of the community that surrounds it. Join us on this FREE archive session and find out how to explore the lives both long-lived and tragically short.

This two-hour session will cover an introduction to the archive as well as how to use the archive to investigate the lives and stories at Babell Graveyard.

Places are free but must be booked please contact george@cfga.org.uk or ring 01588 673041

To find more out about the Babell Graveyard Project visit their web site https://babell-chapel.com/

 

28/1/2019  – Discover the Stories Behind the Stones

Herefordshire Archive and Record Centre. 10-12.30.

Led by the Chief Archivist, the session will introduce you to the types of records the archive holds that would help you to investigate the lives and stories in your local burial ground.

The burial grounds in the midst of our communities tell us about changing fashions and traditions, immigration and of lives both long lived and tragically short.

To book your free place please get in touch with George at george@cfga.org.uk or 01588 673041.

 

19/03/2019 Recording Graveyard Memorials – Cwmbrwla, Swansea.

This one-day workshop given by the Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust takes you through everything you need to know, including the fascinating social history of how families chose what to go on their loved ones’ graves.

To book your place ring George on 01588 673041 or email george@cfga.org.uk

 

09/03/2019 Bird Survey Skills – Horstead, Norfolk

Develop skills to survey birds in burial grounds with Norfolk Wildlife Trust.  For more details contact churchyards@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk

 

16/04/2019 Amphibian Identification – St Asaph, Denbigshire

Come and learn how to identify amphibians with expert Mary Cartwright from the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust. To book your place ring George on 01588 673041 or email george@cfga.org.uk

 

25/04/2019 Amphibian Identification – Hopesay, Shropshire

Come and learn how to identify amphibians with expert Dr John Wilkinson from the Amphibian and Reptile Conservation Trust. To book your place ring George on 01588 673041 or email george@cfga.org.uk

 

27/04/2019 Bee Survey Skills – Horstead, Norfolk

Develop skills to survey bees in burial grounds with Norfolk Wildlife Trust.  For more details contact churchyards@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk

 

18/05/2019 Butterfly Survey Skills – Horstead, Norfolk

Develop skills to survey butterflies in burial grounds with Norfolk Wildlife Trust.  For more details contact churchyards@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk

 

29/05/2019 Family Fun – York Cemetery, York

Join us for a morning exploring the wildlife of York Cemetery.  Drop in anytime between 10 and 1pm to explore and discover. Children must be accompanied.

 

08/06/2019 Biological Recording- Cwmbrwla, Swansea

Join Jo from the Babell Graveyard Project and learn how to record the wildlife found in this once forgotten burial ground. To book your place ring George on 01588 673041 or email george@cfga.org.uk

 

09/06/2019 Identify Insects, Near Okehampton, Devon

Join entomologist John Walters and learn how to identify insects in this semi-wooded burial ground.  Details to be confirmed.

 

13/06/2019 Learn to Identify Wild flowers and Plants – Slingsby, Yorkshire

Celebrate Love your Burial Ground Week by joining us to learn how to identify wild flowers and plants with plant expert John O’Reilly, 11am – 2pm.  To book your place ring George on 01588 673041 or email george@cfga.org.uk

 

13/06/2019 After School Wildlife Hunt – Slingsby, Yorkshire

Call in to Slingsby Churchyard after school and help us explore and discover what wildlife can be found 3.30-4.30pm.  Children must be accompanied.

 

15/06/2019 Learn to Identify Wild flowers and Plants – Norton, Powys

Come and learn how to identify wild flowers and plants with plant expert Rob Rowe 10:30am – 1pm.  To book your place ring George on 01588 673041 or email george@cfga.org.uk

This session is funded by Natural Resources Wales

 

20/06/2019 Learn to Identify Wild flowers and Plants – Beulah, Powys

Come and learn how to identify wild flowers and plants with plant expert Rob Rowe 10:30am – 1pm.  To book your place ring George on 01588 673041 or email george@cfga.org.uk

This session is funded by Natural Resources Wales

 

27/06/2019 Learn to Identify Wild flowers and Plants – Llanstephan, Powys

Come and learn how to identify wild flowers and plants with plant expert Rob Rowe 1:30pm – 3.30pm.  To book your place ring George on 01588 673041 or email george@cfga.org.uk

This session is funded by Natural Resources Wales

 

27/06/2019 Learn to Identify Wild flowers and Plants – Glasbury, Powys

Come and learn how to identify wild flowers and plants with plant expert Rob Rowe 10:30am – 12:30pm.  To book your place ring George on 01588 673041 or email george@cfga.org.uk

This session is funded by Natural Resources Wales

 

04/07/2019 Learn to Identify Wild flowers and Plants – Llandre, Ceredigion

Come and learn how to identify wild flowers and plants with plant expert Rob Rowe 10:30am – 1pm.  To book your place ring George on 01588 673041 or email george@cfga.org.uk

This session is funded by Natural Resources Wales

 

11/07/2019 Learn to Identify Wild flowers and Plants – Leominster, Herefordshire

Come and learn how to identify wild flowers and plants at this natural burial ground site with plant expert Rob Rowe 10:30am – 1pm.  To book your place ring George on 01588 673041 or email george@cfga.org.uk

 

18/07/2019 Learn to Identify Wild flowers and Plants – Doddington, Shropshire

Come and learn how to identify wild flowers and plants with plant expert Rob Rowe 10:30am – 1pm.  To book your place ring George on 01588 673041 or email george@cfga.org.uk

 

28/09/2019 Fungi Survey Skills – Horstead, Norfolk

Develop skills to survey fungi in burial Grounds with Norfolk Wildlife Trust.  For more details contact churchyards@norfolkwildlifetrust.org.uk

 

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