Volunteers still wanted to join community archaeology dig in Heckington with help from one of Time Team’s experts

Get involved in a community archaeology dig in Heckington. EMN-160721-150437001
Get involved in a community archaeology dig in Heckington. EMN-160721-150437001

Archaeologists are looking for volunteers to hold a community dig for historical treasures with the help of one of Channel Four Time team’s experts.

A community archaeological dig is being held in Heckington this weekend led by Heritage Lincolnshire and the organisation is still looking for one or two more gardens and volunteers to take part.

Discover the Archaeology in your back garden with Heritage Lincolnshire’s Archaeologists and Time Team’s Carenza Lewis.

Beverley Gormley from Heritage Lincolnshire explains: “Heritage Lincolnshire is 25 years old this year and we’ve been based in Heckington’s Old School since 1994.

“Help us celebrate this anniversary by taking part in this special excavation experience.

“A community test pit weekend requires volunteers to dig a small, one-metre-squared pit in their garden and to record the artefacts they discover.

Heritage Lincolnshire celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. EMN-160720-164055001

Heritage Lincolnshire celebrates its 25th anniversary this year. EMN-160720-164055001

“Our professional archaeologists will be on hand to offer advice and guidance, so don’t miss this great opportunity to be an archaeologist for a weekend.”

So far she said they have 10 different test pits planned around the village but have capacity for at least another 10.

She said: “We have already found some interesing items as we did a test pit at the local primary school on the field last week before the end of term. They found some really interesting bits of metalwork and glass and we’re hoping we will find some more pieces this weekend. There is still time to join in.”

Results will be displayed in their marquee at the Heckington Show.

If you want to be involved, call Ian Marshman on 01529 461499, email ian.marshman@heritagelincolnshire.org for details or drop into The Old School, Cameron Street, Heckington for a chat.