Timetable for site work released

We have received an update from Wardell Armstrong with a timetable for the proposed work and the days allocated to each site.

The details that we have received have already been passed to our volunteers to enter in their diaries. If you have not heard from us and have already volunteered please contact us again http://www.sunderlands-forgotten-stones.com/contact-us/

The site work will start in early June and continue into September 2017.

Some of the sites will only be examined for one day but there are longer periods of time allocated and timetabled for the main sites.

Two days has been allocated for field walking at the parch mark site (at North Hylton) and one week for evaluation trenching.

At one site three days has been allocated for digging test pits where we hope local school children will become involved.

In the weeks beginning 24th and 31st July at Site 9 (which is the main site) there will be lots of opportunities for volunteers to be involved. During this period open days are planned and there will be opportunities for school children to get involved in field walking and evaluation trenches.

Brigg Stones at Roker (M.Rainford)

Petrology Analysis

For the petrology analysis we will need help from volunteers with pre-cleaning prior to the stones being scanned by Newcastle University. Some of these stones will be located along the river and at Roker Beach.

If you would like to volunteer to become involved with the site work, field walking and pre-cleaning or can help with the open days we would love to hear from you.

Please contact us via the contact form on the website http://www.sunderlands-forgotten-stones.com/contact-us/ or by email at: sunderlandsforgottenstones@gmail.com


This is a once in a life time opportunity for children to explore the history of Sunderland from Roman times through to the industrial development of the river and city.

If you are a school/teacher that would like to become involved we would really like to hear from you.

Please contact us as above and let us know numbers and ages of the children who would like to attend. In response we will give you more information about the sites and the opportunities available.

The dig sites which are along the River Wear have been evaluated for health and safety prior to the project commencing and children will only be able to access approved safe sites and activities under supervision due to the proximity of the river.