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Pole Cottage, Peregrines and Pigeons – help us to discover more

Pole Cottage is a well-known site on the Long Mynd common, close to the high point of Pole Bank. Do you have memories of Pole Cottage when it was still standing? Or are you wondering why peregrines and pigeons are part of the Pole Cottage story? 

If so do join us on Thursday 23rd September, 7pm at Norbury Village Hall to discover more about Pole Cottage, share your local knowledge and find out how you can get involved in Our Common Cause: Our Upland Commons, a new Heritage Lottery funded project.

Renee Wallace, Our Common Cause: Our Upland Commons Project Officer for the Shropshire Hills, explains; “It is a great opportunity for the local community to delve a bit further into a fascinating part of local history whilst learning some new skills at the same time. I am really looking forward to working with residents and local volunteers to uncover its history and share our findings with the wider public. Currently many visitors just walk past this site without much thought.”

National Trust Archaeologist Janine Young continues, “We would love people to dig out old photos they may have of the cottage, or help us mark up on a plan where it stood and assist understand the surrounding area. Perhaps you played up there as a child - or took part in the annual sheep dip gatherings? Perhaps you have relatives who lived up there? If so we would love to hear from you.”

The activities at Pole Cottage are just one of a range of initiatives supported by the Our Common Cause: Our Upland Commons to raise awareness and understanding of the heritage of commons, and to empower those who graze common land, the commoners, to better manage them for grazing animals, wildlife and people.

We look forward to seeing you at the event.  Please email renee@foundationforcommonland.org.uk or phone / text / What’s App 07929 726337 for more information and to book for the event.

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