Excellent Public Open Days at the Trust’s excavation at Llanerchdirion farmstead, Cwmffwrn Farm.
The Trust hosted public open days on 25/26th July at its first ever archaeological dig. Dr Jemma Bezant from University of Wales supervised our activities and we can say that the event far exceeded our expectations……..
• Angela and Ian Lewis, who own and farm Cwmffwrn Farm were exemplary hosts and even managed to encourage a metal detectorist friend to join us.
• The weather was kind.
• A total of 30 people visited the excavation over the weekend and were able to get involved in a whole range of activities including digging, scraping and cleaning, examining finds, surveying… and having a lovely sociable time.
• Julian Ravest took drone photos of our final excavated surface.
• We discovered a likely stable, the wall of a building – to be explored further – and a coin and ceramics that have gone to University of Wales specialists for interpretation.
And an unexpected bonus was an impromptu rescue of a little vole, who one of our attendees later took to Herefordshire Wildlife Rescue who agreed to put it under a heat lamp, and they are hopeful of a full recovery.
Jemma will use this discussion thread to report back on the outcome of University of Wales analysis of finds. And the Trust will now plan how to continue to uncover the mysteries of Llanarchdirion.
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