Brislington Community Archaeology Project
BCAP formed in 2009 to investigate and celebrate the rich diversity of the archaeological heritage in Brislington. Until the late 19th century Brislington was a village in Somerset, and hailed as perhaps the prettiest in the county, now it is a neighbourhood in the city and county of Bristol.
Because Brislington has roots that stretch back into the Stone Age, and has numerous important branches such as a Roman villa, Medieval pilgrimage site, and WW2 defences, BCAP has evolved a slightly unusual structure. Recognising that different people have different interests, BCAP operates like an umbrella organisation offering a wide range of support to individuals keen to pursue their own particular projects.
By coordinating these activities BCAP aims to
o promote best practice and so safeguard our heritage
o empower local individuals and so encourage enthusiasm
o develop our members' skills and so strengthen our overall effectiveness
o publish our findings and so achieve greater community cohesion.
In return we have received the support of other community groups and local businesses, and have quickly settled into a close working relationship with the City Archaeologist and other professional bodies. We are also engaging with the CBA's annual Festival of British Archaeology∞, and we look forward to participating as fully as possible in these exciting times of archaeological discovery.
To contact us visit our website: Brislington Community Archaeology Project∞
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