North Duffield Conservation and Local History Society will this year be running the Big Village Dig, which will consist of test pitting in resident’s gardens, as part of the Festival of British Archaeology. Local primary schools will be assisting, along with residents, academics from York University and York Archaeological Trust, as well as representatives from Hull University. A control centre will be set up in the Kings Arms public house, where queries will be addressed and pottery and bone experts will be on hand for ID, with a marquee on the adjacent village green where Society members will display any finds and andwer queries from the public. A ‘live’ 1x1m dig on the village green will be conducted by a professional, over the spot where anomalies have been identified by geophysics. No admission fee, all welcome to visit, including children.
More info http://yorkcommunityarchaeology.pbworks.com/w/page/8847599/North-Duffield-History-and-Conservation-Society
Telephone: 01757 288939 (Brian Elsey)