For those that live here, the Wolds is a place of repeated visits to favoured and known locales. But for many others, it is a ‘through-place’ experienced more fleetingly experienced on the way to the coast. Day-trippers and holiday-makers have different interactions to those that work the land and deal with the challenges of all its seasons and topography. Whatever the nature of their engagement, it was the continued presence of these traces of past lives which enabled people to have a special kind of ‘deep time’ connection with the Wolds.
Yet, the demands of the present – novel farming methods, pressure to build or convert historic buildings, and the need for new infrastructures to make a modern living here – pose challenges to our heritage resource.
Below are set out a number of research questions and strategies that are associated with the theme Understanding and Managing the Heritage Resource.