2018 BIG DIG (UPDATE 28/7/2018)
Another successful day at Hollowforth. All objectives were fulfilled. An L-shaped trench was cut across the site down to the natural with no major finds; the pipe on the northern wall trench was uncovered and the area under the cheese press was investigated. More surprisingly the large (and extremely heavy) piece of stone (which may or may not be part of a hurst frame) was completely revealed. Images below.
The important news being that, due to the poor weather forecast, THERE IS NO DIGGING AT HOLLOWFORTH TOMORROW (SUNDAY 29th JULY)
Anyone wanting to help close down the site on Monday (30th July) will be welcome. We will be arriving at 10:30am.
The site is towards the north of Woodplumpton - see the map,
Toilet facilities will be available at the farm.
Equipment will be provided but stout boots/wellies are recommended. Insect repellent is advisable.
The site is approximately 500m from the farm across rough ground.
Britain's Ancient Capital, Dig for Britain and Time Team are TV programmes that have inspired many people to get involved in archaeology.
If you're one of those who have been inspired but don't know what to do about it and you're interested in the Archaeology, History and Pre-history of North West Lancashire why not join one of the very few practical field archaeology groups in the county?
Wyre Archaeology is keen to meet people who'd like to get involved in a practical way. Whatever your age, level of knowledge or skill, we can find a role for you.
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You can join as a Full Member and have all the benefits of regular meetings, voting rights, participation in digs,free training, loan of kit and dig insurance, group membership of the Council for British Archaeology and CBA North West and links with other local groups, plus a regular dedicated newsletter.
If evening meetings or distance are problems, Associate Members can stay in touch via our newsletter* and other links and may also participate in digs as described above.
If you're not sure, Non-members may attend 2 meetings free of charge.
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