Big Dig Follow-up – Finds Workshop

Thanks to all the hard work of the project volunteers we have now excavated seven test pits in the town and recovered several bags of finds from various locations around Appleby-in-Westmorland. These finds include a significant assemblage of medieval and later pottery, along with various other items, which all needs washing, cataloguing and studying by a finds expert, in order to include the results in our Dig Appleby report.

We are therefore holding a Finds Workshop on Saturday 22nd October which will include a short presentation on medieval pottery, followed by finds washing and identification, with the help of a finds specialist from Wardell Armstrong Archaeology.

The workshop will be held from 9:30am to 12:30pm upstairs in the Bennett Room at the Appleby Hub on Chapel Street (previously Centre 67). Tea & Coffee will be available. If you have any special needs please let us know.

NB: Places are limited, so if you wish to take part please send an email to with your name(s) and a contact number in order to book a place.

The address for the workshop is: Appleby Hub, Chapel Street, Appleby, Cumbria, CA16 6QR. There is ample parking in the adjacent car park (charges may apply).

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