The Canal and River Trust is working with specialists from Nexus Heritage, at the historic canal wharf, smelting house and bone manure works at Maesbury Marsh, near Oswestry in what is billed as a Time Team-style archaeological dig.
It is hoped that dozens of would-be archaeologists will take part in a community excavation of this important historical canal site from Tuesday 21 – Sunday 26 April. [Sorry that my notification is a little late!]
Everyone's invited to inspect the work at a special open day on Saturday 25 April, 11am – 3pm. You'll be able to speak to the archaeologists and see what treasures have been unearthed. You're also invited to add to the unfolding story by bringing old photographs or memorabilia of the canal wharf to the event. From the twitter feed, it looks as if this is very successful and enjoyable so far!
Based in Eastham Cheshire, Nexus undertakes commercial and community work and has been involved in (or run) projects all over the UK, in Europe, Mongolia, Senegal, the Republic of the Congo, Bulgaria, Romania and Russia!
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