Project ID811
DescriptionStories from the Graveyard; Settle U3A Family History Group is helping Settle Parish Church with a graveyard plan and transcribing the gravestones for posterity. The group has realised the potential and significance of the project is much wider than they imagined and extended to preserving the heritage of their town and church. .
TypeU3A-led research (SLP)
U3ASettle District U3A
Organization/partnerSettle Parish Church
Year started2018?
Source of referenceA project summary is on the Yorkshire & Humberside website
OutputNone known
NotesWe were contacted by the project leader of the Historic England, “Discovering England’s Burial Spaces”.  They are working in conjunction with the Universities of York and Southampton, the British Library and the National Archives. Their pilot scheme provides community groups such as ours with training and toolkits for recording. Then a central data base will compile burial data from all over the country with the aim of analysing its historical significance, for example how population trends are linked to local industry, disease, economic climate etc on a national basis. Over the next few weeks members of our group will meet with similar projects in North Yorkshire, and with Historic England staff to plan the rollout of our project, hand in hand with their project.