Public meeting 4th September
A Managing a Masterpiece test pit digging weekend is due to take place in Nayland under the Dedham Vale and Stour Valley AONB Project Managing a Masterpiece initiative, the well-known Time Team archaeologist, Carenza Lewis, is bringing her team from Access Cambridge Archaeology to Nayland from Friday October 5th to Sunday 7th October.
Carenza will give a talk at the Village Hall on Tuesday 4th September at 7.30pm and everyone is invited to come along and find out more about what is involved.
This is a very exciting opportunity for us to find out more about the early history of the village by digging up to 20 test pits in gardens and open spaces under the supervision of Carenza and her team.
We are looking for volunteers to offer their gardens and volunteers who would like to dig, either in their own gardens, or help dig at other sites in the village. The pits are usually about one metre square and digging can go down as far as 1.2 metres. The archaeologists, together with Daniel King, Community Heritage Officer of Managing a Masterpiece, will be on hand to give guidance on the day.
On Sunday afternoon we will have a tea party in the Carvers’ barn and all the finds will be laid out for identification.
The Conservation Society is co-ordinating the event and if you would like to be involved, please contact either Jill Badman (262994) or Andora Carver (262970).
The key to the success of this project is maximum community involvement and so all village groups and organisations are being contacted. We are delighted that Year 4 of Nayland Primary school is able to be involved and we hope some test pits can be dug either in the school grounds or the school wood.