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There are a range of opportunities for people to get involved in the Townscape Heritage project, learn more about the history of the area, attend fun and interesting events and learn new skills.

 

Tennant Square Archaeological Excavation - Monday 27 September to Friday 8 October

The archaeological dig is a rare opportunity to take part in excavation in central Stockton, it will be taking place on Tennant Square, between Laing Street and Tennant Street where the 19th century Congregational Church once stood. 

This is an exciting chance to participate in the exploration of the site and uncover aspects of its history. The archaeological dig will take place over two weeks with training provided to participants to equip them to undertake a variety of roles such as digging, washing artefacts and recording finds.  The excavation will be led by Tees Archaeology.

 

Key information

The excavation is taking place from Monday 27 September to Friday 8 October.  The dig site is on Tennant Square, the project will be based from a nearby building located on Stockton High Street.

The project will run from 9.30am to 4pm each day. 

No previous experience is needed. Please be aware that this project will be outdoors so volunteers are advised to dress accordingly.

Tea and coffee will be provided, but you'll need to bring any other required refreshments.

There will be six volunteer spaces per day due to limited availability. Spaces will be shared out amongst those interested.

 

Apply to take part

If you would like to take part in the Archaeological Excavation, you can download and complete an application form here. 

All applications must be emailed to [email protected].  

 For any questions about registering, please contact Eleanor Blyth, Apprentice Townscape Heritage Support Officer via email [email protected] or call 01642 524442.

 

Covid-19 Guidance

We will be putting appropriate measures in place to ensure the project is delivered in a safe way within current guidelines and will discuss this in more detail with those who book on to the project.