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‘STORM Gathers in Mellor!’ with Bob Humphrey-Taylor

Mellor Mill

So what, you might very well ask, is STORM? Bob Humphrey -Taylor,chairman of Mellor Archaeological Trust (MAT), will explain how the Trust is involved as the lead organisation in the UK, involved in a Europe wide initiative to reduce the impact of climate change, natural hazards and human actions on heritage.

The project STORM (Safeguarding Cultural Heritage through Technical and Organisational Resources Management), involves the use of predictive models and non-destructive methods of survey and diagnosis to predict environmental changes and to reveal the threats and conditions that may damage our cultural heritage sites. The budget for the project is 7.2 million Euros. It brings together partners from Italy, Portugal, Greece, Turkey and the United Kingdom. This project finishes in May 2019.

 The one UK site is at Mellor, comprises of the Iron Age Ditch at the Old Vicarage, the bronze age burial ground on Shaw Cairn and Mellor Mill in the Goyt Valley.