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Midsummer digging in Sandwich and Canterbury

‘Digging into Sandwich’s past’ started today on Cow Leas Meadow and will continue until 25th June. For how to volunteer contact Dover District Council on 01304 872274 or email them (community@dover.gov.uk). Or go along and have a look – especially on the ‘open days’, Saturday 18th and 25th.
The trenches are opened ...
And from Monday a small team will return to the Westgate Gardens to resume the community dig focussed on Roman Watling Street where it crosses the park.  This will be the final dig for the Heritage Lottery Fund/Canterbury City Council Westgate Parks Project. Excavation will be on a slightly smaller scale this year, targeting the connection between the early road and roadside building platforms uncovered in previous years.  Jake Weekes and colleagues will be happy to explain what has been discovered as the week progresses. Just drop by and give Jake a shout.

On Saturday 25th, as part of the Westgate Parks Open Day, volunteers are welcome to come and try some ‘pot washing’. Come and have a go at cleaning some of the artefacts discovered during this year’s excavation. Everyone is welcome, as you can see from these photos from last year!
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