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Life at No.57 – The Sheffield Terraced Street Dig

posted 14 Apr 2011, 09:34 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 10 Mar 2013, 17:00 ]
Excavate a Victorian Terraced House! Finds washing, talks, hands-on activities.
An opportunity for everyone to get involved in this innovative community dig. FREE.

Sat 16–Sun 31 July 10.00–16.00

This year is Heeley City Farms 30th Anniversary and this years excavation will be a celebration Heeley Communities then and now.

The Back garden of a Victorian terraced house may seem like an unusual target for an archaeological dig, but this project which is in its third year, makes archaeology accessible to everyone enabling participants to learn about archaeological excavation techniques, and to experience the excitement of archaeological discovery at first hand.

For this year’s National Festival of British Archaeology, Heeley City Farm have teamed up with the Archaeologists from the University of Sheffield to further investigate Alexandra Road. Once a bustling street in the Sheffield district of Heeley. These gardens are now buried beneath the calm environment Heeley City Farm’s cows field!

This year will be developing the project based on the success of last year’s excavation and extending the excavation into local back gardens and green spaces. We will be investigating the lives and trades long gone of people in Heeley. There will be a number of opportunities for everyone to join in with activities and reviewing our findings so far. We will also be inviting people to come and share their memories of the houses which were demolished in the late 1970’s.

We will be continuing to excavate the site aiming to answer some of the many questions raised by last year’s excavation. Everyone is welcome to participate (under 8’s must be supervised by an adult) no previous experience needed and full training will be given but due to limited spaces please contact Sally Rodgers for a booking form and any other information.

Location: Heeley City Farm, Richards Road, Sheffield S2 4UR.

Org: Heeley City Farm & Sheffield University
Name: Sally Rodgers
Tel: 0114 2580482