Team continue digging to uncover history of Meldreth

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Ten new test pits will be dug in Meldreth on Saturday and Sunday as part of a project organised by by Meldreth Local History Group.

The group has received a Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) grant to help fund its latest project, Understanding Our Past: Exploring the Hidden History of Meldreth.

In total 30 test pits will be dug in the village, and it is hoped these will lead to many different artefacts beign discovered.

The group’s first digs took place in June, and Kathryn Betts, Secretary of Meldreth Local History Group, said: “Last month it was wonderful to see so many people of all ages becoming involved with our project.

“We are looking forward to another successful weekend of test pitting on July 6 and 7 and are excited to discover what will be found next.”


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Seven of the test pits will be open to the public from midday-4pm on Saturday and Sunday. A downloadable map showing the location of the open pits is available from the group’s website www.meldrethhis tory.org.uk or look out for the HLF signs and blue and white balloons around the village.

Anyone wishing to volunteer to help out over the weekend should register in advance with the group by telephoning Kathryn Betts on 01763 268428 or emailing info@meldreth history.org.uk

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