Archaeological Dig Open Day
Wednesday 19th June
11am – 3pm
Free Dig Site Talks – 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 2:30pm
(timings are subject to change)
Come and see how our Castle Studies Trust funded archaeological dig is progressing. Archaeologists from the University of Salford’s Centre for Applied Archaeology will be joined by a team of volunteers in our quest to discover the location of the Great Keep – the Tower of Hoghton Tower!
The Great Keep was destroyed in an explosion in 1643 during the English Civil War and it’s location has been a mystery in modern times. Thanks to a grant from the Castle Studies Trust, we are hoping to find evidence of the Great Keep and better understand the Elizabethan architecture.
The archaeological dig will take place throughout the week but the Open Day will give everyone the opportunity to find out more about what has been found. Site talks will be given by the community archaeologists throughout the day. There will also be the opportunity to see some of the finds so far and watch the search for more.
Join us as we discover some of the secrets hidden beneath the ground.
In the meantime, keep an eye on our social media platforms for updates during the week.