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Pat Wheatley

As a relative newcomer to this area I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to know more about the history of Dilton Marsh by putting amateur archaeology skills into practice and making new friends in the process. I particularly enjoyed finding evidence of neolithic...

Roger Vercoe

With much development in towns and villages it isn’t always easy to understand our heritage. The “Digging for Dilton” project gave those who took part an idea of the social history of previous generations, by effectively “looking through the tarmac” at...

Pat Nowell

A fascinating and informative time spent on the “Digging for Dilton “ project. Archaeologists always on hand to explain our finds. Mine were usually 21st C ; others had more luck!

Ruth Seelig

I enjoyed the anticipation of what we might find, whether we found anything or not. It was great fun.

Alison Irving

I went on the dig at the village primary and what a lovely day we had. each class came out in turn, including reception and they were very enthusiastic helping and asking lots of questions. And everyone was very excited because almost as soon as we started an old coin...

Owen & Margaret

We both wanted to say how much we enjoyed being part of the Dig for Dilton archaeology project this summer. Being from outside the village it has been a real pleasure for us to see the true extent of the community involvement generated by the scheme. All good wishes...

Selma Lavender

It was a sunny April day for one of the first test pit to be dug. Nothing exceptional was uncovered just more of the17C onwards whenever I dig my garden, but a very enjoyable day with lots of helpers and visitors.

Svetlana Bykova

Archaeology has been an interest of mine since I was a child and I feel very privileged to be a part of Dilton Marsh’s History Society. The finds from our archaeological digs help us to fit new pieces into the Dilton Marsh historical puzzle. It’s been  great fun and...

Eileen Noble

Between March and August this year we were welcomed to dig at sixteen varied locations within the Dilton Marsh area. We managed a total of twenty one test pits. Those owners who were unable to dig were all very interested and involved in finding out about the whole...