AONB Annual Conference
Cannock Chase AONB Annual Conference 8th March 2023
The Annual Cannock Chase AONB Conference took place in person on Wednesday 8th March at Brocton Hall Golf Club.
The Conference was an opportunity to hear about the Partnership’s latest activities, share thoughts and observations, ask questions, and a chance to catch up with old and new friends and colleagues.
The theme for this year’s Conference was: The Chase Through Time – legacy, lessons and what happens next.
Cannock Chase has been shaped through the interactions between people and landscape over millennia, and its historic environment and culture is fundamental to its natural beauty, unique character and sense of place. The Chase Through Time project (2016-18) aimed to shine a light on 2,000 years of human activity on Cannock Chase and how our ancestors managed and worked their environment. The conference will look back at this project and its legacy and share thoughts for the future conservation and enhancement of the historic environment on Cannock Chase.
Headline speaker was Shane Kelleher, County Archaeologist at Staffordshire County Council. Please see presentation below.
All other presentations available from the day can be found by clicking on the links below:-
Review of the Year – Ian Marshall, Cannock Chase AONB
Understanding the Past
Lens on the Past – Trevor Warburton, AONB volunteer
Apples on the Chase – Colin Evans, AONB volunteer
Telling Our Story
Brindley Village – Linda Barratt, Brindley Village Legacy Group
Chase Heritage Trail – Katie McBey, Cannock Chase Council and Louise Rose Inspiring Healthy Lifestyles
Caring for our heritage
HS2 environmental enhancement projects – Sam Caraway, Trent Sow Parklands and Cannock Chase AONB HS2 Group
Castle Ring – Peter Scholes, Cannock Chase Council
Thank you to all speakers who provided a fantastic and enthusiastic insight into their projects.
You can view the recordings from 2022 conference where the theme was ‘Changing perceptions and behaviours’ here: