Volunteers invited to take part in archaeological dig in Epworth

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The Isle of Axholme Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership is giving local people a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get involved in a major two-week archaeological dig taking place 17 to 28 July at Vinegarth, Epworth.

The town is steeped in history and is also the former home of the World-famous Methodist John Wesley.

The site is thought to be a medieval manor house linked to one of the greatest families of the Middle Ages, the Mowbrays. Volunteers will get the chance to join a team of archaeologists find further evidence of this famous manor.

Helpers of all ages are needed to help carry out the archaeological works. Full training will be given.

Volunteering dates are running between the 17th and 28th July.

Cllr Ralph Ogg, cabinet member for Safer, Greener, Cleaner Places at North Lincolnshire Council, said: “This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a major archaeological dig to discover evidence of this famous manor.

“Epworth is a fantastic place – it is not only a great place to live, visit and work, but is quite unique with its old buildings and historical attributes.

“We are giving people of all ages the chance to be part of this key event which will form part of Epworth’s history and be remembered for years to come.”