Excavations, Geophys and Archives

Three items of news are given below – please scroll down


First, the Beyond the Castle project at Lancaster’s Castle Hill

Twelve days of archaeological excavation re planned this summer, with opportunities for volunteers to help out with the dig – previous experience not required.

Friday 27th May 2 – 5 pm  View finds from this and previous excavations with Finds Officer Dot Boughton (Lancashire Museums Service)  

Sat 28th May 2 – 4 pm  Meet a Roman Soldier and learn about life in the Roman Army; children must be accompanied, no charge.

Sat 28th May 2 – 3 pm  Tour of the excavation site with the lead archaeologist Jason Wood.

Tuesday 31st May 2 – 3 pm Tour of the excavation sit with the lead archaeologist Jason Wood Daily 5 pm  Review of the day for the site team/ volunteers; the public can listen in.

Dig with us: Many hands make light work. Please get in touch if you want to help out on the excavation (previous experience not required, 18+)     Come and visit: Watch the excavation, view our pop up exhibition and talk to our volunteers
To get involved please contact Lucia Marquart (Site Supervisor and named organiser): Lucia.Marquart@lancashire.gov.uk, 07887 831154

Next, Free Training in Documentary and Archaeological research

The Morecambe Bay Partnership are organising training days for research on the Glasson/Cockerham area, at Thurnham Village Hall on 28th May and 4th June.  Details here


There is also an opportunity to come and get involved in Geophysical survey at Jenny Brown’s Point – details not yet available, but the link is here


Finally, please note the new opening hours at Lancashire Archives, from 4th July 2016.  The hours are reduced from 42.5 to 30 hours a week – but note late night opening on the second Tuesday of the month.
Monday                     CLOSED

Tuesday                    9.30-5.00 – open until 7.00pm on the second Tuesday of each month

Wednesday              9.30-5.00

Thursday                  9.30-5.00

Friday                        9.30-5.00

Saturday                   10.00-4.00 on the second Saturday of each month only

Blog posted by Bill Shannon

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