Trowels at the ready, Stour Valley Community Archaeology are about to embark on their first excavation, which will take place at Goldingham Hall, Bulmer on Friday 23rd May 2014, thanks to a grant of £2,500 received from Dedham Vale & Stour Valley Environmental Fund via the Essex Community Foundation.
The community excavations will take place from Fri. 23rd May – Sun. 25th May and Fri. 30th May – Sun. 1st June. Dr Carenza Lewis (well-known from Channel 4’s ‘Time Team’) and Access Cambridge Archaeology will be coming along to help give support during the excavations.
The inaugural day’s digging will be dedicated to the memory of the late Mick Matthews, a local archaeologist & metal detectorist, and a special guest on the day will be his widow, Marilyn, who has so kindly donated Mick’s equipment to SVCA. No doubt the spirit of Mick will be looking down on us & overseeing our progress!
Sunday 1st June will be an ‘Open Day’ when visitors can come along & see what we have discovered. There will be guided tours of the site, a display of finds & the opportunity to perhaps ‘have a go’ at being an archaeologist. SVCA committee members will be on hand to give information & answer any queries. So…….why not come along & find out more about joining your own local ‘Time Team’!!!!!