is looking for volunteers to support their annual archaeological excavation
in the second half of July.
Whether you are new to digging, have done a little but want to do more, or have lots of previous experience, we can find tasks for you to enjoy.
When is the dig?
The dig will run from Monday 17 July to Friday 28 July 2017.
What will be involved?
The practical tasks will include:
- digging (hard manual labour!)
- using a trowel
- cleaning and defining features
- some processing of any finds that are unearthed
We will be excavating in the area of what was, from the 18th century, the walled garden and orchard beside the farm buildings. We know there is likely to be surviving archaeology from Roman and medieval times, as well as more recent periods.
Days will run from 8.30 am to 4 pm. Minimum attendance is a full day. You need to be reasonably fit and prepared to get a bit muddy!
The total number of places will be limited and will be allocated according to demand. The majority of spaces will be for those who prefer digging with a smaller number for finds processing. We want to give as many interested people as possible a chance to ‘have a go’. You must be 17 or over.
Where is Chester Farm
Chester Farm is situated just off the eastbound A45 between Wellingborough and Rushden, with free parking, the postcode to the visitor car park is NN8 2DH
How to apply
To express interest, please email
- your level of experience
- the dates on which you would be available to join the excavation
We will send out confirmation of the dates you are invited to join us plus further information, once we have allocated spaces, one to two weeks before the start of the dig.
For further information, please visit http://www.chesterfarm.co.uk.