Youngsters dig archaeology event

Dig This! A archaeology day in Thetford being held by The Limes''Pictured: Stuart Hall showing archaeology treasures to Macey Vickers (9), Darcy Vickers (12) and Emilia Scerri (11)
Dig This! A archaeology day in Thetford being held by The Limes''Pictured: Stuart Hall showing archaeology treasures to Macey Vickers (9), Darcy Vickers (12) and Emilia Scerri (11)
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THETFORD’S future was able to see its past on Saturday at a special archaeology event.

More than 30 children from the local area were invited to The Limes in the town centre for the Dig This! Family Archaeology Day on Saturday.

A range of activities were put on, including a display and talk from renowned flintknapper, John Lord.

Children were then able to get stuck in themselves, digging for treasure in the gardens, metal detecting and looking at fossils.

The ‘dig’ involved children hunting through a sand tray for coins. When one was tracked down, historians from the Norfolk Museum Service explained its date and significance to the budding treasure-hunters.

Sadie Harvey, assistant director of Keystone Development Trust who organised the day, said she hoped Dig This! would inspire more people to visit the revamped gardens at The Limes.

“We have been working on the project over the summer, replanting it, and we are hoping that people in the area will want to come back,” she said.

The garden was redeveloped after a Lottery grant was given to Keystone, with the intention to turn it into a wildlife space.