Earlier in the day, we had groups of local Brownies and Guides who helped by excavating, washing and identifying finds whilst the Rainbows enjoyed a metal detecting session. Around 100 people were on site from these groups and were fascinated by what they could do and see. Brownie leader and organiser, Marie Parkin commenting about the girls said “They all had a really enjoyable time and definitely learnt something new. We are really lucky to have this opportunity. Thank you.”
A large part of the volunteers work has been to clean up and record Trenches 1 and 2 which both contain elements of a large building structure and the former Fryston Common Lane, along with lots of artefacts; some of them dating back to the early medieval period. The Brownies and Guides helped us in Trench 3 and started to uncover part of a building floor and late on Sunday in Trench 4 the team started to excavate further elements of the wall found last week by the excavation trainees.