Between the 9th and the 19th of July, Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service will be leading a Community Archaeology project in Bromsgrove. An archaeological excavation will be taking place at the Market Place, at the south end of the High Street, with an accompanying public exhibition.
The excavation will be carried out by volunteers, with full equipment, training and supervision provided by our Archaeologists.
We are looking for volunteers who can commit to at least 2 or 3 days over the course of the project, to take part in the excavation. All ages and abilities are welcome! (though being able to get in and out of a shallow trench is handy). If you'd like to get involved but don't feel that digging is for you, we're also looking for volunteers to help us to clean (ie wash) the finds and to run the public exhibition.
So, whatever your level of archaeological experience, whether seasoned digger or avid armchair archaeologist, if you're keen to get involved with an exciting project to look at a little-explored area of historic Bromsgrove, get in touch with David Thomas with details of when you'd like to take part and what you'd like to do:
David Thomas, THI Officer
Tel: 01527 881343
Over the course of the project, you'll be able to follow the progress of the excavation and the background research via a dedicated blog, coming soon at http://digbromsgrove.blogspot.co.uk/
We'll also be featuring finds, interviews with participants and behind-the-scenes updates on a variety of different social media platforms. Follow the hashtag #digbromsgrove to keep up-to-date with the project.
The project is being funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Bromsgrove District Council and Worcestershire County Council, through the Bromsgrove Townscape Heritage Initiative.