Thursday, 16 May 2013
Monday, 6 May 2013
Maypole dancing in Hallow, 1950 © Berrow's Worcester Journal
May Queen (Pat Gwillam) 1954 © Berrow's Worcester Journal
Hallow May Queen Jean Sampson being crowned 1955 © Berrow's Worcester Journal
Thursday, 2 May 2013
In 2007 the Forestry Commission funded a Lidar survey of Wyre and its surrounding landscape as part of a major Heritage Lottery Fund project: Grow With Wyre. Lidar is the acronym for an aerial laser survey method: Light Detection and Ranging. The technique uses a low intensity laser scanner fitted to a light aircraft that records the land surface in high detail. This is impressive enough, however, using specialist software it was possible to filter the survey data to remove all records of the forest tree canopy thereby revealing the previously hidden forest floor. Over 2000 surface features of archaeological potential have been mapped across an area of 72 square kilometres providing a significant insight into the historic evolution of Wyre. Since 2010, a team of volunteers has been actively checking the results on the ground and adding valuable extra information into the County Historic Environment Record.