Do you wonder what sort of people lived in your local community in the past or worshipped in its church? Or how the community might have been affected by major historical events? Or what might have been happening there during different periods in history? If so, this introduction to local history may be just what you are seeking.
It will concentrate on the approaches, sources and methods used by local historians in researching the history of the manor, the parish, the town and their populations and on the documents available from different time periods. It seeks to show how varied and exciting the study of local communities can be. It will also advise you how and from where to collect relevant material and will help you to communicate the results of your research in writing.
For students considering studying for a Diploma or online Advanced Diploma in Local History this course would provide excellent preparation.