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Volunteers invited to take part in historical dig

Volunteers invited to take part in historical dig

10 July 2018

The Isle of Axholme Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership is giving local people a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get involved in a major two-week archaeological dig taking place 17 to 28 July at Vinegarth, Epworth. The town is steeped in history and is also the former home of the World-famous Methodist John and Charles Wesley.

The site is thought to be a medieval manor house linked to one of the greatest families of the Middle Ages, the Mowbrays.

You will get the chance to join a team of archaeologists find further evidence of this famous manor.
Volunteers of all ages are needed to help carry out the archaeological works. Full training will be given.

Dates available for volunteers are:

  • 17 July, 9.30am

  • 18 July , 9.30am

  • 19 July, 9.30am

  • 20 July, 9.30am

  • 21 July, 9.30am

  • 24 July, 9.30am

  • 25 July, 1pm

  • 26 July, 9.30am

  • 27 July, 9.30am

  • 28 July, 10am

To secure your place, book now through Eventbrite.

The partnership is looking for more volunteers to help out with further projects; for more details about the partnership or to find out about volunteering opportunities, please contact the IoAHC Landscape Partnership on landscapepartnership@northlincs.gov.uk or check out their website for more information.

The Partnership is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF), thanks to money raised by National Lottery Players.

Cllr Ralph Ogg, cabinet member for Safer, Greener, Cleaner Places at North Lincolnshire Council, said:

“This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a major archaeological dig to discover evidence of this famous manor.

“Epworth is a fantastic place - it is not only a great place to live, visit and work, but is quite unique with its old buildings and historical attributes.

“We are giving people of all ages the chance to be part of this key event which will form part of Epworth’s history and be remembered for years to come.”

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First Published:10 July 2018