Heritage Trail

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A Brief History of Attenborough

The landscape of Attenborough Nature Reserve was created by the commercial extraction of gravel which started in 1929.

During the quarrying process, artefacts were uncovered which reveal the human history of the reserve.

From Mammoth Teeth to Medieval Treasure

In the spring of 2014, a group of volunteers was brought together in partnership with Trent & Peak Archaeology and Nottinghamshire Wildlife Trust to explore the hidden heritage of Attenborough. Our mission was to research and promote the historic environment of Attenborough and the wider Erewash valley. In the A & E Heritage Rescue project we have been researching the Attenborough Nature Reserve by studying the hundreds of artefacts that were found in the area during quarrying activity over the years.

Have a look at the Attenborough Heritage website for more information and have a look at the heritage trail where you can follow the map around the reserve and imagine the reserve when mammoth roamed the landscape.  

A full catalogue of the group's findings has been published.

If you would like to join the group or you have a find to report e mail to  info@attenborough-heritage.org.uk.