Volunteers wanted for Bath Abbey stone recording

Bath  Abbey is looking for volunteers to help record their ledger stones. Ledger stones are flat stones which commemorate a person or burial. Ledger stone volunteers play an essential role in the preparations for the Footprint project. They record the information on the Abbey’s historic ledger stones before they are lifted for conservation. This information contributes to a national record of ledger stones.

Many of the Abbey’s ledger stones will be visible for the first time in 150 years, as the pews which sit on top of them are removed for the Footprint project works.

They are particularly looking for volunteers who are able to help  from the 18th – 22nd June 2018, as the first phase of the project begins.

Key activities for this role:

  • Being part of a small team of volunteers, working as part of the Interpretation and Learning team.
  • Accurately recording details of inscriptions on the ledger stones
  • Accurately recording the location of the ledger stones
  • Accurately recording the dimensions of the ledger stones in millimetres and inches.
  • Ensuring that activities are carried out safely and with minimal disruption to the visiting public.
  • Keeping up to date with what is happening in the Abbey, attending training and occasional reviews as required.

If you would like to help with the recording, please contact Gwen James direct at gjames@bathabbey.org.

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