Dunfermline Heritage Community Projects.
Welcome to the website for Dunfermline Heritage Community Projects or DHCP as it is popularly known.
DHCP grew out of the 2005 -2007 Dunfermline Burgh Survey, which was organised as a Community Project comprising a group of volunteers who worked for over two years on research, for the 3rd Dunfermline Burgh Survey.
Burgh Surveys are intended to furnish local authorities, developers and residents with reliable information to help protect and manage the archaeology and historic enviroment of Scotlands urban centres. A full description and the history of Burgh Surveys can be found in the final report of the 3rd Dunfermline Burgh Survey published as:
Historic Dunfermline by E. Patricia Dennison and Simon Stronach.
Some of the volunteers from the above Community project wanted to continue to work together to further research and promote Dunfermline's history and heritage. They do so under a number of seperate project teams that are managed and guided by an umbrella organisation known as Dunfermline Heritage Community Projects (DHCP).
The key aim of DHCP is to promote interest and understanding of Dunfermline's history, heritage and archaeology by the following means:
1) Publishing researched material.
2) Creating, maintaining and developing a website.
3) Maintaining a team of volunteers
4) Maintaining an archive of material related to Dunfermline's history.
5) Liaising with other similar groups and organisations.
Membership of DHCP
The DHCP membership is obtained by paying an annual fee.. This allows members to participate in as many project activities as they wish. If there is any project you are interested in joining, you will find contact details in the relevant web pages for that project
Liaising with other similiar groups and organisations in the Dunfermline area to encourage awareness of Dunfermline's history, heritage and archaeology.
Saturday 14th October
10.00 am until 4.00 pm.
The Canmore Room
Dunfermline Carnegie Library
Tickets £8.00 includes buffet lunch.
Join Dunfermline Heritage Community Projects for a day of exploration of aspects of Dunfermline you may not know. Did you know Dunfermline has a hereditary High Chamberlain? What part did John Norton play in a Canadian battle? Discover the photographic abilities of David Octavius Hill. Learn to appreciate the works of two neglected Dunfermline poets. How many sites in Old West Fife can you identify? What can you find in the archives of the new Library and Galleries? All this and more to be discovered.
Follow the more info. link for detail programme and to purchase tickets on-line.
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