Community Dig 2018

datePosted on 14:09, March 1st, 2018

Bookings now open for the 2018 Hyde900 Community Dig April 27th- 30th


Hyde900 are organising a further community dig event to take place April 27th to 30th following last year’s highly successful event. We very much hope you will take part or visit the dig on the Open Day on Sunday April 29th. Full training will be given and booking is now open on

Please click here to book your session(s)

For the dig location and public parking details please CLICK HERE

The dig is taking place at numbers 10, 14 and 15 King Alfred Terrace, courtesy of Chris Scott, Chris and Anne Prior and Justine Field. We have confirmed that there will be a minimum of four exciting areas to excavate, and we are confident that if the pattern continues in terms of artefacts that have been found, there will be lots of exciting finds to uncover and process! Previous years’ finds from the gardens include medieval and later pottery, Norman and late medieval stonework and glazed encaustic tiles.

We are lucky to have the support of WARG (Winchester’s local history and archaeology group), who are providing a full roster of supervisors for all stages – digging, sieving, finds processing and recording, together with the equipment. David Ashby of the University of Winchester is Advisor to the Dig, and we are also extremely lucky that Dr John Crook, Consultant Archaeologist to Winchester Cathedral will be with us for most of the event.

As with last year Southampton Video Camera Club will be there to record the highs and lows of the excavation, and daily video blogs will be posted on the Hyde900 website and on Twitter and Facebook, as the dig progresses. You can view a video trailer below we made last year introducing the dig and featuring interviews with the two householders. The full dig proposal for 2018, with details of last year’s spectacular finds and this year’s plans, is available as a downloadable pdf, and is available HERE.

The dig has secured the active support of the Council for British Archaeology Wessex Region and grants from the Aviva Community Fund and Belgarum Estate Agents.

David Spurling and the organising team


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