North Hylton Dig Site – Day 1 / 23rd October 2017

Work to prepare the dig site in the field opposite the Wessington at North Hylton has been underway today, with the archaeological dig due to commence tomorrow.

Volunteer lists are now full for the first week, but volunteers are invited to come along over the weekend of 28th and 29th October and the following week to learn about archaeology and take part.  Ten places are available each day and will be offered on a first come first served basis.  Children are welcome but we do ask that they are accompanied at all times.

If you would like to come along and get your hands dirty, please email the team at

Here are some fantastic photos from the first day on site, with some incredible finds already being discovered.  Thanks to Keith Cockerill for the photographs.