Sudbury Community Test Pit Excavations 2014

Nice to see lots of SVCA members involved with this project!

Access Cambridge Archaeology

Sudbury Community Test Pit Excavations 2014A year in the planning, the 3 day Sudbury ‘Big Dig’ took place in Suffolk’s largest old wool town last weekend involving over 200 school pupils, local residents and volunteers.

Following the popularity of the community test pit excavations run and supervised by Access Cambridge Archaeology (ACA) in other settlements along the Stour Valley; including Bures, Clare, Nayland, Long Melford and Little Waldingfield, residents of Sudbury formed a steering committee to organise a similar event in their town. Last weekend’s community test pit excavations were jointly organised by members of The Sudbury Society, Sudbury History Society and Sudbury Museum Trust, with especial credit to David Burnett and Mike Crome for their months of fundraising, promotion and preparation. Peter Rednall was responsible for liaising with local primary and secondary schools overseeing the organisation of excavations with pupils at the Croft. Also on the Big Dig…

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