Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Hadrian’s Wall archaeology project wins Heritage Lottery Fund support

A community archaeology project which will involve more than 500 people from the North East has been awarded £400,000 in funding from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF).

Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums is organising the project, called 'Hadrian's Wall and its Legacy on Tyneside', which will begin in autumn 2012 and aims to uncover more about the history of Hadrian's Wall.

Councillor Ged Bell, Chair of Tyne & Wear Archives & Museums Joint Committee, said:

"This is a very exciting project which will reveal more about one of our region's most important landmarks, from its starting point in Wallsend and heading as far West as Hexham and Corbridge.

"There will be opportunities for members of the public to get involved in everything from hands-on excavation work to surveying and desk-based research. I'm thrilled that the HLF is supporting the project and can't wait to see it get underway."

Via http://www.twmuseums.org.uk/news/hadrian-rsquo-s-wall-archaeology-project-wins-heritage-lottery-fund-support/