Volunteers needed to take part in historic Isle dig

An archaeological dig.
An archaeological dig.

Residents across the Isle are being invited to take a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to get involved in a major archaeological dig.

The Isle of Axholme Hatfield Chase Landscape Partnership is holding the dig at Vinegarth, Epworth, every day from now until July 28.

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

The site is also thought to be a medieval manor house linked to one of the greatest families of the Middle Ages, the Mowbrays.

Participants will get the chance to join a team of archaeologists find even further evidence of this famous manor.

Councillor 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.

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

Volunteers of all ages are needed to help carry out the archaeological works, and full training will be given.

Volunteers are needed on July 20, 21, 24, 25, 26, and 27 at 9.30am and also July 28 at 10am.

Book your place through Eventbrite at www.medievalmanorcommunityprojectvolunteer.eventbrite.com.