Uncover your local roots – join us on Archaeology Day!

Are you eager to learn more about local heritage or looking for a family day out? Buckinghamshire Council is proud to announce that an Archaeology Day will be taking place on Saturday 30 July from 11am to 3pm.


As part of the Festival of Archaeology and the Bucks Open Weekend, you can join us to celebrate Archaeology Day at North Marston Village Hall, which is close to one of our best-preserved areas of ridge and furrow earthworks and the focus of Buckinghamshire's medieval pilgrimage route. There, you can find out about the archaeology and history of Bucks.


During the day, you can learn how medieval pilgrims headed to North Marston to visit John Schorne's well, take part in a self-guided walk around the village and learn more about the Buckinghamshire Council Local Heritage List project. You can also take part in fun family-friendly activities or bring along mysterious objects for identification.

You can also come and meet our Local Heritage List team, who will be guiding a walk around North Marston at 2pm to look at the village’s historic buildings. The walk itself is free to attend, but pre-booking is essential. If you’d like to join and learn more about the culture around you, please email Lucy Lawrence (Lucy.Lawrence@buckinghamshire.gov.uk) to secure a spot. Before you join us, you can visit Buckinghamshire's Heritage Portal to find out more information about the county and its history.


In addition to the walk, the event will have stalls from the council's Heritage and Archaeology Teams, the Bucks and Milton Keynes Finds Liaison Officer and the Young Archaeologists Club who will showcase the county's rich heritage.


Peter Strachan, Buckinghamshire Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning and Regeneration, said:


“It's really great to see events like these happening in Buckinghamshire, appreciating the rich and meaningful history we have around us. There will be lots of free fun things to do on the day and plenty to learn for the whole family. The event is free to attend and open for all to drop by. I hope you will all be able to join us on Saturday 30 July for an unforgettable day.”


Tickets are not required, as this event is open to all - no pre-booking required. You can find more information about the event on Visit Buckinghamshire website.

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