Wow, what a week! Although with hindsight we may have gone a little overboard, the Festival of Archaeology here at Ironbridge has so far been a huge success. Starting with the Iron Trail last Tuesday, we’ve had a Caughley China recording drop in at Coalport China Museum (Wed 17th), and the mock excavation for kids, Can You Dig It? last Saturday (20th). Unfortunately we did have to cancel the historic cycle ride on Sunday (21st) due to a lack of bookings, but I am hoping that we will rerun that event later in the year. And of course the Ironbridge Archaeology Scavenger Hunt has been available from the Museum of Iron with a prize draw to win a years membership of the Ironbridge Young Archaeologists Club from September.
However, its not all over yet! This afternoon, we’ve got another guided walk around Jackfield and Coalport entitled ‘the ceramics trail’, we’ve got a taster session on Saturday afternoon for our soon to be launched Young Archaeologists Club, and then on Sunday we’re giving everybody another chance to come and take part in Can You Dig It?
Once it’s all over, I suppose I’ll have to start thinking about next year…..