Archaeology at Cannon Hall

Join us as we investigate the archaeology of Cannon Hall in a series of community digs.

As part of the THE PARKS FOR PEOPLE project a team of archaeologists are heading to Cannon Hall and they need your help to put on a dig! Come and get involved. It will be a unique hand-on opportunity to investigate the lives of the people who lived, worked and visited it over the years.

We will be undertaking a series of small test pits across the grounds and local expert archaeologists will be on hand to welcome you, explain everything you need to know and lend a helping hand throughout the day.

You will have the opportunity to learn about:

  • Archaeological excavation techniques

  • Archaeological recording, including photography, drawing and using recording sheets

  • The identification and recovery of archaeological finds

The excavations will be taking place across the weekends of the 5th and 26th of October, and you can sign up for a morning, afternoon or both – whichever your prefer.

Booking is essential through Eventbrite HERE!

 

Everyone is Welcome!

You do not need to have previous experience of archaeology to attend. The event is suitable for children of 12+, but all children must be accompanied by a responsible adult at all times.

 

Booking for Families and Groups of More than Two People

The booking system will allow you to register for up to two people at a time.

For families or groups of 2-5 people who want to dig together no more tickets will be needed as we will arrange it on the day so that you are all share the same trench.

If you are a bigger group, or want to be split up on the day, then you can repeat the registering process to book more people.

Please provide the details of everyone coming!

 

What should I bring to the event?

  • Dress for the weather - waterproofs for rain and a hat and sun-cream for the sun!

  • Sturdy boots are essential (work boots, wellies or walking boots are best).

  • Work gloves, if you need them

  • Something soft to kneel on if you need it

  • A packed lunch, if you intend to stay the day. Or you can visit the Pavilion Cafe or Cannon Hall Farm.

Water and hot drinks will be provided at points during the day, but excavation can be thirsty work so we recommend you bring extra drinks.

 

What To Go?

Please meet us at Cannon Hall Museum entrance at the beginning of your registered time slot.

For directions and parking details please visit: http://www.cannon-hall.com/getting-here

 

Got any other questions about this event? Please email any enquiries our Community Archaeologist at jkcomarc@gmail.com.