Press Release – August

datePosted on 20:18, August 26th, 2021

COMMUNITY ARCHAEOLOGY DIG ATTRACTS OVER 250 DIGGERS

Hyde900’s fifth community dig attracted a record 260 people to dig last week in no less than five gardens close to the site of Hyde Abbey, Alfred the Great’s last resting place. The results exceeded all expectations, with finds of both abbey walls and floor surfaces from the medieval monastic buildings, with over 80 children taking part, the excitement was palpable as the finds mounted up. 

Visitors who decided to take part in the digging included the mayor and local MP Steve Brine accompanied by his two children.

The expert archaeologists in charge chose locations for the trenches based upon extensive research supplemented by ground penetrating radar surveys carried out by David Ashby of the University of Winchester. The expert archaeologists in charge chose locations for the trenches based upon extensive research supplemented by ground penetrating radar surveys carried out by David Ashby of the University of Winchester.

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