Help recreate Iron Age home

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Fans of the past are invited to find out how people used to build houses of timber, clay and turf in the Peak District more than two thousand years ago.

Young people, adults, students, archaeology groups and local history societies are being encouraged to get involved with plans to build a replica Iron Age roundhouse at Great Hucklow, near Bakewell.

Stella Burney, manager at the Nightingale Centre, Great Hucklow, which is organising the project, said: “We want to drum up as much support as we can and encourage anyone who is interested to find out how they can get involved.

“We’ll be starting building this autumn and hope to get the roundhouse finished by the spring. We want as many local people as possible to have a hand in recreating and reviving ancient skills.”

The project has been awarded £11,000 by the Peak District National Park Authority.

The grant will help fund the construction, open days and heritage workshops for schools and local residents.

For more information about the round house email info@thenightingalecentre.org.uk call 01298 871218.