CAER Heritage Hidden Hillfort
CAER Heritage was developed by Action in Caerau and Ely (ACE) and Cardiff University in close partnership with local people and schools. Its aim is to explore the history and archaeology of Caerau Hillfort and the surrounding area, helping to connect communities with their heritage and develop educational and new-life opportunities. In 2019 CAER launched the Hidden Hillfort Project, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, with the vision:
“To make Caerau Hillfort a unique and unforgettable place for visitors by making the best use of its physical location, natural beauty, archaeological heritage and social history.
Working alongside local people as co-creators, co-researchers and co-curators, we will develop an accessible, sensory, indoor and outdoor experience at a site that can be appreciated by everyone who visits as a place of opportunity, creativity, fun and learning.”
Watch our CAER HEDZ film production to give you a flavour of the project and the communities of Ely & Caerau (Arts and Humanities Research Council Connected Communities Festival 2015) below:
Being part of the project is easily done. If you want to get involved, from volunteering your time to sharing your talents, a photo or your memories of Caerau Hillfort, click here.
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CAER Heritage is a collaboration between ACE, Cardiff University, local schools, residents and many others. Its aim is to explore the history and archaeology of Caerau Hillfort and the surrounding area, helping to connect wider communities with their heritage and develop educational and new-life opportunities.
ACE – Action in Caerau and Ely
Our Place: Dusty Forge
460 Cowbridge Road West
02920 00 31 32
Action in Caerau and Ely
Museum of Cardiff
Amgueddfa Cymru National Museum Wales
Cardiff West Community High School
The Glamorgan and Gwent Archaeological Trust
Wales and West Housing Association
Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings