So said Claire from York the day after she had taken part in the Excavation Training Day on 11th July and liked it so much that she returned to volunteer for the Planning Team the following day.
“I thought you had to go to university, get a degree and do a lot of training before you could take part in a dig. I have been wanting to have a go at archaeology for years, but it seemed so exclusive and it wasn’t until I read the article in the York Press about this dig and looked on the website that I found it was really easy to get involved”. Kate was one of 20 adults and families taking part in the second Excavation Training Day last Saturday, which was followed by another 15 people learning to sort and manage the Finds from the dig on Sunday.
We are pleased to say that things are going well and this is reflected by Rick Weights Head of MF School who commented “We all had a really fantastic time. We were really inspired and fascinated by what we experienced. This will leave memories with our children, and has also helped them to develop a better understanding of the place in which they are growing up.”
This weekend we stage our second Open Day on Saturday 18th July between 10 am and 4pm. We hope lots more people will visit the site, learn more about archaeology and Fryston’s heritage.