The Hoxne Heritage Group celebrates £9600 Heritage Lottery Fund Grant.

You may have read in local newspapers that the Hoxne Heritage Group has been awarded £9600  All Our Stories grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund for the Story of Hoxne archaeological dig project.
All Our Stories, a  new small grant programme, launched in 2012 in support of BBC Two’s “The Great British Story” presented by Michael Wood, has been designed as an opportunity for everyone to get involved in their heritage. With HLF funding and support, community groups will carry out activities that help people explore, share and celebrate their local heritage.
Our aim is to clarify the development and continuity of settlement in Hoxne through the years by involving the village community in the research through field-walking and excavation of test pits at locations around the village to raise awareness and appreciation of our heritage.
We are delighted to announce that the archaeological excavation of test pits  will take place on the weekend of July 6th -8th, 2013 and will be supervised by the Suffolk Archaeology Unit experts. The fieldwalking event will take place in the autumn.
We are looking for volunteers to dig test pits in their own gardens or to allow us to dig the pit (1 metre cube) on their land. We will also be looking for volunteers to provide refreshments and for a number of other tasks. A meeting will be held in St. Edmund’s Hall on Tuesday, June 18th where SAU will explain what will happen and to answer any questions. Leaflets requesting expressions of interest will be circulated shortly.
This type of project has been conducted and met with huge enthusiasm in many villages so we are hopeful that the people of Hoxne will embrace this opportunity similarly.
You never know, you might have the rest of the Hoxne Hoard in your garden!

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