Posted on: July 6th 2018   •    Posted in: Community

Pupils dig for Roman treasures

Pupils from a West Suffolk primary school set to be archaeologists for the day.

The site is being developed for affordable homes. And the students will help dig for Roman treasures.

Havebury Housing Partnership has submitted planning permission for 35 new homes. The location is on land adjoining the former Erskine Lodge site. Pipistrelle Way, Great Whelnetham.

Contractors from Allen Archaeology have already uncovered fascinating Roman treasures. Including brooches and coins on the site.

Year Five and Six pupils from Great Whelnetham Primary School are invited to join the dig. This is to give them an insight into the work of archaeologists.

Kate Leszczyszyn, project manager for Havebury Housing-

“The Roman finds on the site are exciting. We are keen to share them with the local community. As well as our school visitors, we are opening up the site to volunteers. People from the village and the neighbouring areas will be assisting with the dig on 1st August”

“We are working with Suffolk Archaeological Service. We will be donating all the treasures we uncover for educational and display uses.”

Want to volunteer?

Please contact for more information and to book a slot. This opportunity is open to anyone aged over 16.

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