Great attendance as hundreds 'dig in' to Festival of Archaeology
Posted on 3 August 2018
Despite the changeable weather conditions there was plenty of excitement and learning on offer for people of all ages, with many families spending the day doing everything from building their own windmills to examining ancient artefacts and hunting out treasures of their own.
South Holland District Council ran the free event with Spalding Gentlemen's Society following a very popular debut in 2017. The theme of "What's Beneath Your Feet" saw visitors have the opportunity for guided walks, a wide range of craft activities, live demonstrations, special exhibitions and the chance for hands-on participation with the always popular dig pits.
"Many families stayed all day and it was great to see such a variety of ages and backgrounds finding out more about the history of Spalding and the surrounding area. We couldn't have held the weekend without the kind support of all our volunteers, presenters, stall holders and our co-organisers Spalding Gentlemen's Society."