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history : a walk through the archaeology of Castle Bytham : the author

added 27/07/04

This walk through the archaelogy of Castle Bytham was created by Dan Ratcliffe, a Community Archaelologist with the Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire. The following profile appears on the staff pages of the Trust's website.

Dan Ratcliffe
Community Archaeologist, Boston and South Kesteven

Dan was born in the Cambridgeshire Fens where he lived until moving to Sheffield to study Archaeology and Prehistory. His first experience of archaeological work was as a sixth form volunteer at the Fenland 'hill-fort' at Stonea which seemed, at the time, like a good dodge from reading dull books about history at school.

After graduating Dan found work with a contract archaeology unit, digging up the less fashionable end of Sheffield's industrial heritage. This led ultimately to a career path strewn with ES40s as Dan made his way around the archaeology of South and West Yorkshire with whoever could take on staff within travelling distance of his hungry children. During this period he gained some training and experience as a further education tutor and with a local authority archaeological service – leading him to his present job as Community Archaeologist for Boston and South Kesteven.

His main interests are, landscapes, people, music and a rusty Bedford van called Dorothy. He is 'looked after' by a very patient family.

Footnote ...

Dan moved on from the Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire to employment with Sheffield City Council at the end of July 2004.

Heritage Lincolnshire is an independent charitable trust working to promote and enhance Lincolnshire's rich heritage for the benefit of local people and visitors.

The Trust is supported by County and District Councils, national heritage bodies and through commercial activities and sponsorship.

Acknowledgment ...

The text shown on this page has been reproduced from the staff pages of the website of the Heritage Trust of Lincolnshire.