August Digs

Apart from Year 1, which was 2 weeks, our August digs cover three weeks, Monday to Friday, 1000 – 1530.

We are a community archaeology group – we welcome all, professional and amateur, able and not-so-able, young and not-so-young, working side by side, learning together, sharing the experience and enjoying the company.

August 2023 Announcement

Dear All
I have had to make a decision re the August dig 2023 and with regret I have decided that we won’t be digging this year. 

I have spoken with Britannia Archaeology and other professionals about my concern re the number of finds we have accumulated. The advice I received was that we must focus on getting up to date with recording. We have something approaching 80,000 individual finds all of which, as you know, have to be recorded and then sent to specialists for reports. We will however be working on other events for August such as talks and demonstrations. Once we have a programme for these we will put it up on our website and on our FB page.

Once again my sincere apologies, but as you will all agree the Archaeology must come first.
Peter Purdy Project Director

Become a Friend for £10 and sign up for our three week dig for just £40 an adult, £10 child under 16. Complete the online form by the end of June and be added to our rotas to ensure daily dig opportunities – there are always spaces, though, for all who arrive. Come for the day, £10 adult, £5 child under 16, family of four, two adults and two children, £25.

Depending on where we dig within the 30 acre site, there will be 2 or 3 excavation areas, plus one set aside for children. Toilets are available in all areas.

Current/Previous Year
Welcome Tent

Volunteers in the Welcome Tent will help you with any queries and offers a variety of promotional items to buy as a memento of your visit. All money goes to the Project.

Refreshments, hot and cold, can be bought in our catering tent, where you can also sit and watch the dig happening. Any questions, please ask.

NEW FOR 2022 Our very own video, Trowels and Tribulations, detailing how it all began. Just £5 per copy, available at all of our events and at Woodgate Nursery Shop.

Coming soon, a brand new video! Filmed during our August 2023 season, it features our volunteers talking about and taking part during those three weeks. At the moment it is going through its editing process and will probably have its premiere in the summer. Check back for when it will be available!