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Southwold and Reydon Test Pit Excavations

Between Thursday 28th and Sunday 31st August 2014, nearly 50 local residents and volunteers dug 16 archaeological test pits in the coastal Suffolk towns of Southwold and Reydon with ACA and support from Southwold Museum Historical Society.

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.

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:

"Very enjoyable/exciting. Great to do something I've never attempted before. Hard work but rewarding. Enjoyed finding medieval pottery and clay pipe. Would do it again." (ClW)

"Really appreciated this opportunity. It has also made me want to pursue more - finding out more about history of our house. Thank you - everyone was very helpful." (PC)

"Very pleasant experience. All technical and support staff were very helpful and friendly, down-to-earth people." (MJ)

"Very enjoyable experience. I hope to get involved in similar digs and/or volunteer digging in my local area in the future." (ChW)