One of the centrepieces of the Richmond 950 celebrations supported by Richmond Civic Society, English Heritage and Richmondshire District Council..
Solstice Heritage begin excavations, which should carry on into August - dates given are provisional at present
Details are currently being finalised, but the excavation will be an opportunity for local residents to get involved in actually uncovering new and exciting information about Richmond’s past.
Solstice Heritage Partner Jim Brightman, who will be leading the excavations, is a Richmond School alumnus and has a life-long interest in the history and archaeology of the town. “Community projects like this are the type of archaeology we enjoy doing the most. There’s nothing quite like helping local people literally hold history in their hands”.
Volunteers are welcome; no experience is necessary to take part and the excavations will be open to all.
Further details—and how to get involved—will be published later in the year when they become available.
With thanks to Richmondshire District Council, Richmond and District Civic Society and the Castle Studies Trust for making this aracheology project possible.
Location details to be confirmed.
Event date: 19/07/2021 - 06/08/2021