Hyde900's community dig is set to take place 18 – 21 August, 09:00–17:00.
Hyde900 will be putting on their annual community dig on the site of Hyde Abbey, the final resting place of Alfred the Great. Time slots are now available online for this year's community dig and there is something to suit all participants; you can choose between digging, sieving, cleaning finds, or recording data. Bookings are for 2-hour sessions, and training and equipment will be provided on the day.
The dig is taking place in Hyde, courtesy of the kind householders who have given the go ahead for their gardens to be dug up. Assuming the pattern of artefacts that have been revealed continues, there will be lots of exciting finds to uncover and process! Previous years' finds from the gardens include medieval and later-medieval pottery, Norman and late-medieval stonework, glazed encaustic tiles and, of course, the Norman cloister arch.
For more information and to book your place please visit Hyde900's website.