Jackie was one of over 100 visitors who enjoyed guided tours of the dig site and browsed the ever growing display of finds with explanations being provided by Finds Manager, Sue Newton.
The tour started in Trench number 4 where visitors saw the 3 robbed out walls of a building and a fire ash pit. Its significance is that it has enabled us to take scale measurements and plot the location of all the structures we want to excavate which appear on the 1850 Ordnance Survey map but not on the 1793 enclosure award map.
Meanwhile the volunteer excavators carried on their work of drawing and recording the site and discovering more things. This site is proving to be a treasure trove as artefacts have been unearthed throughout the project period from the time the Selby monks held the manor of Fryston to the parkland development in the late 19th century. Later on Sunday afternoon, early medieval pottery was found in Trench number 4 for the first time as we started to reach earlier levels whilst in Trench number 1 we found a ditch… which might not excite many people until you add that it appeared to have a medieval vessel in the bottom.
There is still time to register to take part and ‘have a go’ on our website and learn to either Excavate or Manage Finds in early August before the last Open Day on Saturday August 8th.