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Search for everyone who joined digs at Norton Priory in the 1970s and 1980s
A SPECIAL reunion is being held for everyone who took part in excavations at Runcorn’s ancient Norton Priory in the 1970s.
A new small excavation starts today, led by Dan Garner, the archeologist responsible for the excavation of the Roman amphitheatre in Chester.
The digs 30 years ago were the first time a monastic site had been excavated on such a large scale using modern archaeological methods.
They were led by Patrick Greene and to this day it still remains the most excavated monastic site in Europe.
All diggers, archaeologists and volunteers from the original excavations in the 1970s and 1980s are invited to meet on Sunday, September 29 at the priory.
It will be a chance to talk about old times, look at photographs of the digs and share your stories.
The event will include an update on new plans for developing the Norton Priory Museum as part of a Heritage Lottery Fund application, followed by a tour of the new excavation site.
Refreshments will be provided.
If you would like to come along, would like more information, or want to share your stories, please contact Claire Broadhurst at Norton Priory on 01928 569 895 or email email@example.com
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