Trainee show and tell

2012-2013 HLF Trainees at Etherow Country Park. L-R: Emma Harrold, Juliette Griffiths, Emma Hadley, Katie Paton, Emma Key, Greg Booth. Rosie Brady should be here although she now has a job with English Heritage, which is brilliant!

2012-2013 HLF Trainees at Etherow Country Park. L-R: Emma Harrold, Juliette Griffiths, Emma Hadley, Katie Paton, Emma Key, Greg Booth. Rosie Brady should be here although she now has a job with English Heritage, which is brilliant!

Since January all of the trainees and I have wanted to meet up and experience half a day in each of the Skills for the Future jobs.  First we met Emma and Katie at the Local Heritage Library to find out about researching family history and local archive records, and using the archive and library stack. Then everyone came to the heritage stores and I showed them Modes, searching for objects, retrieving and wrapping objects, object marking and image reference numbers.  We then met Emma and Greg for a walk around Etherow Country Park to see the area maintained and patrolled by the Countryside rangers, and the issues which can arise (such as changing water levels, repairing walkways, animal rescue!) and yesterday our visits culminated in a walk around Stockport with Juliette to see conservation areas and parts of Stockport which have been improved due to the Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI). We learnt about planning permission, appraisals, and inappropriate tarmac on conservation area cobblestones (!). Some of the new intake of HLF trainees joined us on this trip, so it was nice to meet the newbies and for us all to offer them any pearls of wisdom for their upcoming year.  Here are a few images from our visits – click the images to open a gallery slideshow.

Family History and archiving at the Local Heritage Library

Collections Management at the Cheadle Collection Stores

 

Countryside Management walk around Etherow Country Park

Conservation Management walk around Stockport – Hillgate, Crowther Street and Dodge Hill

 

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