KingsWestonHere is a request from Samantha Boyle, the Community Archaeology Trainee at Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives.She is based within the Archaeology Department to work with and help engage young people with heritage and archaeology.

She says:

I am e-mailing you about the Festival of Archaeology which takes place from the 12th to 27th July 2014. The Festival of Archaeology was started by the Council for British Archaeology with over one thousand events organised by community groups, English Heritage, National Trust, local councils, historic properties, museums etc. occurring nationally. As the co-ordinator for Bristol’s offer for this year’s Festival, I wanted to tell you what Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives and our community partners are planning.

Roman Open Days - Saturday 12 July

There will be museum led activities at Kings Weston Roman Villa and Lawrence Weston Community Farm. The Sea Mills Archaeological Research Team are organising events in Sea Mills.

Medieval Weekend - Friday 25 and Saturday 26 July.  On Friday there will be trips on the Matthew around the harbour and museum led activities at M Shed.

On Saturday Brislington Community Archaeology Project and Discover Brislington Brook are holding a St Anne’s Pilgrimage Pageant.

I would like to invite you to participate in this year’s Festival by running your own small archaeology themed event which will tie in with the other Festival of Archaeology events planned across the city.

I look forward to hearing from you.

Samantha Boyle
Community Archaeology Trainee, Bristol Museums, Galleries & Archives

Tel: 01179222613


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