: a walk through the archaeology of Castle Bytham : the author
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.
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.
Dan moved on from the Heritage
Trust of Lincolnshire to employment with Sheffield City Council
at the end of July 2004.
is an independent charitable trust working to promote and enhance
Lincolnshire's rich heritage for the benefit of local people and
The Trust is supported by County
and District Councils, national heritage bodies and through commercial
activities and sponsorship.
The text shown on this page has been reproduced from the staff pages
of the website of the Heritage
Trust of Lincolnshire.