Marsh Award for Community Archaeology – November 2016

On Monday November 7th 2016 Peter, Catherine, Teresa from Woodgate and Martin and Dan from Britannia Archaeology went to the British Academy on the Mall to receive the Marsh Award for community Archaeology, an award that recognises and rewards work led by community groups. Not only did they come away with a certificate but also a cheque for £1000.

From left to right, Martin and Dan (Britannia Archaeology) Peter and Teresa (AylshamRoman Project) Brian Marsh (Chairman, Marsh Christian Trust) and Catherine (Aylsham Roman Project)


“The project has been the friendliest and most inclusive of excavations, and the enthusiasm of everyone involved has been overwhelming. Despite the huge number of volunteers who were new to archaeology, the work has been carried out to an extremely high standard, and everyone has gained new archaeological knowledge. A huge number of people have been positively affected by the experience, and cannot wait to come back next year.”

For news of all this year’s winners, and the full citation for the Aylsham Roman Project, go to the Council for British Archaeology website.

A report can also be found on page 63 of the January/February 2017 magazine British Archaeology produced by the Council for British Archaeology.