As well as the Society’s busy programme of events for members and non-members, we also undertake major research and education projects.
Our current project is “The Cold War in the Brecks” – click for further information.
We are absolutely delighted to announce that the second stage of the bid for Lottery funding for the big follow-up to “Breaking New Ground”, the Landscape Partnership Scheme for “Brecks, Fen Edge and Rivers” (BFER), has been successful. It includes 24 projects, of which the Breckland Society will be taking the lead on two; “River Raiders” focusing on Thetford and the Vikings and “Industrious Rivers” looking at the use of the region’s rivers as arteries for trade down the centuries. More details here http://www.brecks.org/BFER/News/grant-success/
The first of these, the Vernacular Architecture Project, was grant-aided by the Heritage Lottery Fund and ended on 31 March 2008. Information about this project is available here.
In March 2008 the Society was awarded a grant by English Heritage for its second project, on the historic Rabbit Warrens of the Norfolk and Suffolk Brecks. For details about this project, which ended on 31 March 2010, please click here.
The Society was also very involved in Breaking New Ground: A Heritage Landscape Partnership for The Brecks. It lead on six projects:
- Flint In The Brecks
- Internal Archaeology Of The Brecks Warrens
- The Military History Of The Brecks, 1900-1949
- Sheep In The Brecks
- The Brecks Heritage Trails
- Establishing The Journal of Breckland Studies
Please click here for more information on these projects
In May 2014 the Society launched the Breckland Bat Project; click here for more information.