During early March (2012) we held another archaeological fieldwalking event on a field just at the edge of Stratford St. Mary. The event took place over the weekend of the 3rd and 4th of March which gave everyone the opportunity to choose the most suitable day for them to attend.
The days were run by Jo Caruth and a team from Suffolk County Council Archaeological Service and was very well supported. We had 56 people from the local and wider Stour valley community attending, which is well above our expectations. We were really pleased with the local turn out as well as the number of people who came from further afield.
It was particularly nice to see lots of new faces and everyone so keen to get involved in community archaeology projects like this. It was great to see so many families getting involved and kids really enjoying themselves at the same time as learning about their history.
There have are a number of other field walking events planned so keep an eye on the events section of the website for early warning of future field walking events and other projects supported by the Managing a Masterpiece programme. The next big projects (May 2012) will be archaeological projects and are likely to be excavations such as the test pitting at Nayland, so keep an eye out.
For further information about the field walking in terms of finds reports keep an eye on this page. We will put a link up here as soon as we get a copy of the report back from the team at Suffolk Archaeological Service.