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Snape Fieldwalking

On the 15th February 2014, 25 volunteers from the Aldeburgh and District Local History Society as well as members of the local community, took part in a field-walking training day in the north of the village, immediately to the west of a new housing development.

Click here to read a news article about the event.

Click here to view photographs from the event.

Click here to read about the archaeological results of the project and to view the full archaeological report.

In feedback completed at the end of the day, 95% of the participants rated the day as 'excellent' and 95% would recommend the activitiy to others. Below are a selection of quotes from the volunteers:

"I was impressed by the academic basis of it and it made me feel that it might genuinely contribute something useful." (CS)

"This particular event was productive and gave immediate results, therefore rewarding." (VC)

"Well run, informative, good fun." (VR)

"Field walking is something that both of us have wanted to do for a long time, but have not had the connections to be able to do so. I found the whole day to be both fascinating and stimulating; the fact that you can possibly deduce the boundaries of manorial lands via the density of manuring and therefore the finds was a good example! Carenza gave a very clear presentation to set the scene, well backed up with examples. As she said, by the afternoon session we seemed to be more discerning as to what was bagged so we had indeed got our eye in." (TP & CP)