And thus the beginnings of Stour Valley Community Archaeology….
Last Saturday, Access Cambridge Archaeology (ACA) and Managing a Masterpiece hosted an evening event to celebrate our collaboration on archaeological activities in the Stour Valley over the past two and a half years, accounting for over 1500 volunteer days on the Heritage Lottery funded project. Nearly seventy people attended the celebration, including many of the volunteers who took part in the first ACA excavation run for Managing a Masterpiece at Mount Bures in August 2011, who returned to join our subsequent activities in the area.
A member of the East of England Heritage Lottery Fund committee, Phil Rothwell, was invited to start the evening with a speech, in which he recounted memories of taking part in an archaeological excavation in North Wales. This was followed by an overview of all of the archaeological activities run by ACA as part of Managing a Masterpiece by Dr Carenza Lewis, and an informal…
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