2017 Hyde900 Community Dig Update
Posted on 05:05, December 6th, 2016
2017 Hyde900 Community Dig update – December 2016
There has been a lot of interest in the forthcoming dig to take place 27 to 30 April 2017. No less than 25 volunteers have registered to take part – those who wish to get involved are advised to register as soon as possible, as this will provide them with email updates and priority when bookings opens.
The dig sites, adjoining gardens courtesy of Chis Prior and wife Ann (no 14 King Alfred Terrace) and Justine Field (No 15) were visited by the writer (David Spurling) , John Crook, Consultant Archaeologist Cathedral, Chris Sellen, Techer Jones and Mike Craze (WARG).
The consensus was that we would be finding ground level (medieval, that is) remains of the cloister and also the cloister buildings, most probably the refectory. If this is the case it will be the first time we will know the positions of the north and south walls of the building, and even the line of the cloister arcading.
Potential excavation areas were identified, and it seems likely that no less than four areas will be excavated. As with the 2016 dig, there will be 2 hour slots for diggers, sievers and finds processors/recorders. The event should provide opportunities for over 70 participants (max allowed slots per person – two)
For insurance purposes please note that volunteers have to be members of either Hyde900 or WARG .
To join Hyde900 http://www.hyde900.org.uk/join/
For WARG http://www.warg.org.uk/