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Digging for History in St Tudy


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The weather was perfect on Saturday 2nd September when 15 ‘diggers’ met at the Memorial to begin St Tudy’s very own archaeological survey ‘a la Time Team’, in an attempt to find evidence of previous occupations. Test pits were dug at three locations: behind Spare Hill House; by the barn behind Bordean Cottage, and in the lane beside Virginia House. A big thank you to the owners of these properties for allowing us to dig there.

Sadly, no treasure was found, but we did have some interesting objects discarded or lost by previous occupants. The following day we met at Fradd’s Meadow for tea and cake, and to discuss our findings.

The whole weekend was very enjoyable and sociable, and we learned a little more of St Tudy’s history in the process. We hope to share this by mounting an exhibition at some future date.

The History Group is planning more digs in the village and in the parish, so please contact us via this our website, www.sttudyhistorygroup.co.uk, if you would like to take part, or would be willing to let a team dig on your property. 

Photos from the dig:

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