Trent & Peak Archaeology / The University of Nottingham
Dr David Strange-Walker
The project is managed by Dr David
Strange-Walker. David has been a
field archaeologist since the early
1990s, working mostly in the East
Midlands for Trent & Peak
Archaeology in its various
incarnations, but he has also
worked on archaeological projects
in Syria and the USA.
David has been fascinated with the
potential of laser scanners for
archaeological and heritage work
since seeing one in action in 2003,
and fascinated by Nottingham’s
caves since visiting one for the first
time in 1977.
The Nottingham Caves Survey aims to undertake its fieldwork
with as little motorized transport as possible. Not only is the use
of a car or van rather resource-hungry, it is also difficult and
expensive to park in the city centre!
The project was designed from the outset to be delivered by
trailer-pulling bicycle. All our kit is carried in large aluminium
boxes, on Carry Freedom trailers. It’s easy, cheap, and
Currently working with the Project
is Julia Clarke. Julia has worked in
field archaeology for a number of
years and at Trent & Peak
Archaeology since 2008 in a variety
Nottingham is Julia’s home town
and she is passionate about its
history, and excited about opening
up that history to new audiences.
Scott Lomax is the project’s
documentary and archival expert.
Over the past months Scott has
located, collated and digitised well
over 4000 documents, plans, and
photographs relating to
Nottingham’s caves, from the 18th
century to the present day. All this
material is now linked to the
project GIS, and some will be
available through the website.