The Big Dig

The Roman Villa Dig has arrived in the Meon Valley

We are proud to announce that our geophysical team volunteers have discovered an extension to the Roman building complex after completing surveys in 2015.

We are fortunate to have formed a partnership with Winchester University who have recognized the importance of our work by arranging a dig this year.

THANK YOU TO ALL WHO CAME TO OUR OPEN DAY ON SATURDAY 18TH!

Our Open Day was very well supported by people of all ages with many families attending – our youngest visitor was just one month old!

Visitors on the tour were captivated by Professor Tony King’s talk and tour of the dig site. Tony put the excavation into context, explained how the results of the geophysical survey brought us to dig here and showed interested viewers the emerging walls of the building, which is slowly revealing a hexagonal shape of what we believe to be a Roman temple. Visitors could also view students cleaning finds and view the many artefacts found.

We received many complimentary comments from visitors who found the site and tour very interesting and informative.

There is still an opportunity to visit the site on Wednesday 22nd June,

from 11 am – 1pm. We are now full for the 11.30 am tour, but have added in an

Extra tour at 12.15 pm.

If you would like to come along, please email Alison at Alisonm.Smalley@Virgin.net to reserve your place and to receive details of how to access the site and where to park.

SORRY – THERE IS NOW NO AVAILABILITY FOR NEW DIG VOLUNTEERS

However, if you would like to join a reserve list in case a space becomes available for this final week of the dig,  please email Alison at Alisonm.Smalley@Virgin.net

THANK YOU FOR YOUR INTEREST!

7 Responses to The Big Dig

  1. Charlotte Sampson says:

    I would love the opportunity to get involved for a day or two… I’ve always been interested in history and it would be great to get some ‘hands on experience’ on my doorstep!

    • John Snow says:

      Hello Charlotte

      Many thanks for leaving your message about joining the big dig.
      I have forward your details to Alison Smalley she will contact you with the details of the dig, dates etc.

      Many thanks for showing interest in the dig.

      John Snow

      01489 878631

  2. Mike says:

    Hi. I would very much be interested in participating in the dig please

  3. Estelle Sandles says:

    I have registered on the dig with Alison on 7/8 and 15/16 but I don’t seem to have any details of the times. Can you oblige please?

    • John Snow says:

      Hello Estelle

      Many thanks for your inquiry, we anticipate the times will be 9.00 am to 4.30 pm, but we will confirm times plus location and dig notes later next week.
      I hope it will be a very interesting and rewarding dig, it will be nice to see you during the dig and hope for good weather.

      Regards

      John Snow

  4. Vicki Fathers says:

    Help! I saw 2 apostrophes in the information …… Sunday’s and Monday’s
    They are PLURALS! Love to visit the dig.Good luck

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