Wednesday, 22 January 2014

New Archaeology Society Helps Uncover North Cambridge's Past

Testing The Ground
Come and join new group at launch event

A Roman villa in North Cambridge will be just some of the interesting facts members of a new archaeology and history group will discover in their area.

Jigsaw Cambridgeshire is starting the new group in North Cambridge for people living or working in the Arbury, Kings Hedges and Chesterton wards.

The group will find out about previous investigations in and around the area as well as conduct research projects such as geophysical surveys and excavations.

The launch event is on the evening of Friday, 31 January from 8pm – 9.30pm in the Small Hall at Arbury Community Centre. Visitors will be able to see displays of research and artefacts, and hear more about what the group entails.

Jemima Woolverton, Jigsaw Community Archaeologist, said: “North Cambridge has very interesting archaeology which many people don’t know about. I’m looking forward to helping people discover more about their past. There is even a Roman villa under Kings Hedges Primary School!”

Jigsaw Cambridgeshire is a Heritage Lottery Funded project run by Oxford Archaeology East and Cambridgeshire County Council, to support voluntary community archaeology in Cambridgeshire. It supports community archaeology projects through all stages of their research by providing free equipment, training and advice.

See www.jigsawcambs.org contact Jemima Woolverton on 01223 850542 or email jw@jigsawcambs.org for more information.