NAG was formed in 2000
Building work for new housing in the village uncovered significant archaeological remains dating from Roman and pre-Roman times. A large area of land was set aside as a preservation area and Open Space for communal use. A group of volunteers organized NAG to take care of the space and under a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, placed notice boards describing the finds within the field. You can read more about the Open Space on our projects page.
- To investigate, study, conserve, publicise and enhance the historical and archaeological heritage of the village of Navenby, (Lincolnshire) and surrounding parishes for the benefit of the local community and the wider public interest.
- To encourage the participation of all members of the local community in understanding and enjoying the heritage of the village and district.
- To develop the knowledge and skills of NAG members for investigation, analysis and recording of heritage and archaeological studies.
- To develop relationships with national and local heritage organizations, professional bodies, educational organizations and other amateur groups which encourage and support cooperative effort to investigate and preserve our local heritage.
- To support County, District and Parish councils in the management, maintenance and preservation of public heritage sites located within the village with particular reference to the Open Space.
Constitution (see members section)
NAG operates under a formal constitution with officers elected at the Annual General Meeting. The officers elected in November 2016 are-
Joan Lawton - Chair
Bob Garlant - Vice Chair
Kelly Slater - Secretary
Neill Murray - Treasurer
other elected posts:
Margaret Astill - Publicity Secretary
Vacant - Programme Secretary
The management committee will consist of the 4 elected officers plus two other elected members - Margaret Astill and Malcolm Ashpool
additional non elected posts:
IT Managers - Malcolm Ashpool + Neill Murray
Blog Manager - Tom Jordan
Store Managers - Colin East + Neill Murray
Refreshments organiser - Ann Buttery.
Funding Secretary - Ian Cox
librarian - Malcolm Ashpool
Council of British Archaeology (East Midlands) contact - Malcolm Ashpool
Public Speakers - Ian Cox, Arthur Treen, Liz Carless.
Meet and Greet team - vacant
Parish Council representative (Elected by Parish Council) - Colin East
Contact with any of the above can be made through the contact page.
Members meet every month (except August), on the third Tuesday. From time-to-time we hold public meetings with talks by various experts in the fields of history and archaeology. A charge of £3 is made for non-members to cover the cost of renting a meeting hall.
Meetings are held at the Methodist Church Hall, High Street, Navenby LN5 0EN, commencing at 1930.
Adult members must be 18 or older. Annual subscriptions of £22 are payable each January. Members joining March onwards will pay a pro rata rate.
Student members must be 16 or older and engaged in full-time school or university studies at an accredited institution.
Junior members are those under 16. A parent must first be an adult member of NAG and agree, by written consent, that the Junior member will be accompanied to all meetings and events of NAG by the parent or a responsible adult approved by the parent.
Student and Junior membership is free.
Your comments and questions are always welcome, Please use the contact page.