Timetable of Events

By Kathryn Betts

Meldreth Local History Group has received Heritage Lottery funding to finance the digging of 20-30 test pits in different locations in the village. Each test pit will be one metre square and up to one metre deep.

Photo:Dr Carenza Lewis in Meldreth Village Hall on 23rd March 2013

Dr Carenza Lewis in Meldreth Village Hall on 23rd March 2013

Photograph by Tim Gane

Our project was officially launched by Dr Carenza Lewis, a former Time Team presenter and head of the University of Cambridge's Cambridge Community Heritage unit.

When will the digs take place?

The test pits were dug over three different weekends during the summer of 2013.  A map showing the location of all of the pits is available.  For details of the pits that were dug each weekend, please click on the relevant date below:

8th/9th June

6th/7th July

17th/18th August.

After each dig, finds were taken to a central location for a preliminary assessment and were then sent to Cambridge University for expert analysis.


Our exhibition was held on Sunday 24th November in Meldreth Village Hall.  The exhibition was open from 11.00am to 5.00pm and Dr Carenza Lewis gave a talk at 3.00pm.  Throughout the day there was an opportunity to view the finds, to learn of their significance and to watch two films of the project. 

Refreshments were served throughout the day and MLHG merchandise was on sale.

For further information on the project, please see our page on the background of the project or read our blog.


MLHG Volunteer Record Sheet
MLHG Volunteer Record Sheet (399k)

This page was added by Kathryn Betts on 30/01/2013.