Trustees

We currently have vacancies for new trustees, particularly with expertise in the field of archaeology, landscape, farming, social enterprise, and policy making. Please email epiacum@gmail.com if you would like to find out more.

Epiacum Heritage is managed by a small team of Trustees.

Elaine Edgar

Along with her husband, Elaine owns Castle Nook Farm and has, quite literally lived ‘in the nook of the castle’ for thirty years! Elaine says:

‘Up until six years ago, Epiacum existed as an earthwork monument on our farm, which we used for grazing. Under a strict management agreement with English Heritage, we are responsible for the preservation and management of the site.

Having worked in Primary education for eighteen years and progressing towards a full teaching qualification, I realised the potential for education on my doorstep and began the long process of preparing the site for use as an “Outdoor Classroom” environment.

I have experience in planning and delivering educational activities and believe that learning should be meaningful, creative and enjoyable. The site of Epiacum, and indeed the farm, provides an excellent base for cross curricular learning. I also recognise the potential for increased tourism and economic regeneration in the local area and am keen to set up strong partnership working relationships with other local tourism providers.’

Paul Mercer

Paul is an experienced heritage professional, who has worked on a number of projects at home and overseas, including his current work on the reconstruction of an ocean going Viking longship in Norway. He brings a wealth of experience to Epiacum and his extensive knowledge of the local lead mining landscape is of particular value to us.

David Wilkinson

John Haydon

Judith Hardy

Dale van Sylvan

Many individuals and organisations are involved with the management of Epiacum. We would particularly like to thank the following: Heritage Lottery Fund, North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty Partnership, Historic England, and Natural England
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