Would you like to be involved in a unique project? Using authentic tools and traditional techniques, Jersey Heritage volunteers are building a replica Neolithic longhouse at La Hougue Bie. We need more volunteer helpers and the only criteria are to be at least 18 years old, willing to learn and to get your hands dirty…
Managed and inspired by ancient technology expert Luke Winter of Historic Concepts Ltd. the volunteers work hard all year round. Like their Neolithic ancestors they’re undeterred by cold, wet or windy weather. To get an idea of how the project is progressing, how enjoyable and rewarding participating in the project could be, take a look at the five-minute film https://vimeo.com/236218337or Luke’s blog: https://historicconcepts.wordpress.com/
Dates for this year are Feb 5 – 9; Feb 19 – 23; March 19 – 23; April 16 – 21*; April 30 – May 4; May 14 –18; June 4 – 9*; July 9 – 13; July 23 – 27; Sept 10 – 15*; Oct 1 – 5; Oct 15 – 19; Nov 12 – 16; Nov 26 – 30 (Dates marked * include a Saturday)
With a thatch roof and wattle and daub walls, when complete the building will be completely weatherproof and will provide an educational resource for school children and other visitors.
Anyone interested in joining the volunteer team will be very welcome, whether a skilled craftsperson or simply enthusiastic about Jersey’s heritage and with some time to spare.