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FCAT lecture: working with military veterans

Army Veterans visit Hampton First Steps
Next Thursday, 19th January, Andrew Richardson will talk to the Friends on ‘Archaeology as therapy for military veterans’ and how some of our recent community archaeology projects have supported this initiative.

A group of army veterans joined the ‘A Town Unearthed’ dig at East Wear Bay in 2011, as part of Operation Nightingale. That scheme was set up to help rehabilitate injured soldiers recently returned from Afghanistan by getting them involved in field archaeology. Having made a connection, the Trust has continued to work locally with military veterans.

Andrew’s talk begins at 7pm at Canterbury Christ Church University (Newton NS06).  This is a Friends of Canterbury Archaeological Trust event, but guests are welcome. Donations at the door.

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