Stepping back in time with Ironbridge Archaeology

Blists Hill 18 SeptLast Wednesday (18th September 2013) IGMT was holding an event called ‘Mine it, Make it, Move it’ at Blist’s Hill Victorian Town for primary school children. The were 400 children in attendance throughout the day from schools as local as Dawley and as far away as Grantham (Derbyshire). For our part, the archaeology team decided to do a bit of surveying. But with us being at Blist’s Hill we couldn’t just get the kit out of the stores and go from there, no we had to have a Victorian element to our activities. So not only did we have the modern archaeologist (played by yours truely) measuring and plotting find spots from an ultra modern metal detector survey on to a gridBlists Hill 18 Sept 3, we also had Victorian archaeologist, Mr Bapty, helped by his trust assistant Mr Smith, surveying the landscape around usBlists Hill 18 Sept 2. Thanks must also go to Jane and Emily, volunteneers at IGMT for their help on the day as well. It was all alot of fun and I think the children enjoyed it just as much as we did.

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