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Full details for each session will be sent out with each booking email.
Saturday 22nd April
On The Map
In April we will be visiting the Record Office in Wigston to start our research on the village of Burton Overy. We will also be looking at how the team at the Record Office preserve and protect all the important documents, with a tour of the Vault Room.
Venue: Leicestershire Record Office
Sunday 21st May
Charnwood Roots Heritage Festival
A final celebration of the Charnwood Roots Project. Join us at the event, which will include an exhibition, an archaeology tent, living history activities, family friendly games and much more.
Venue: Beaumanor Hall, Woodhouse
Saturday 24th June
Burton Overy Church Survey
One of the most important buildings in a village is its parish church. During this session we will visit St Andrew’s Church in Burton Overy. We will be surveying the building to try and work out its history and looking at who is buried in its church yard.
Venue: Burton Overy
Sunday 2nd July – Bradgate Park excavation and Open Day
We will be visiting Bradgate Park to see what has been found during the third year of excavations. We will have an opportunity to take part in the excavations, and there are lots of other activities taking place in the park too.
Venue: Bradgate Park
Sunday 9th July – Bringing Our Past to Life
A fantastic day out for all the family. For the second year, we will be helping to launch the Festival of Leicestershire and Rutland Archaeology, part of the Council for British Archaeology’s national Festival of Archaeology, with a heritage day at Jewry Wall – displays of recent archaeological finds, living-history, children’s activities and much more…
Venue: Jewry Wall Museum, Leicester
Saturday 22nd & Sunday 23rd July – Test pitting at Market Bosworth
Charnwood Roots may have finished but we have a new test-pitting project to join called Bosworth Links, organised by the Market Bosworth Society and the University of Leicester. This aims to dig 50 test-pits across Market Bosworth over the next two years.
More date TBC…