If you didn’t catch the preview of the Long Melford dig on BBC Look East earlier this week, you can still watch the feature ‘Long Melford diggers reveal surprises‘ on the BBC News website here. Overseen by Access Cambridge Archaeology (ACA), the community test-pit excavations took place last July as part of the new Michael Wood series ‘The Great British Story – A People’s History‘, and finds from the digs will be displayed in the village in a new heritage centre opening this Friday, 18th May before the broadcasting of the first episode on Friday, 25th May. Local historians, Rob Simpson (pictured left) and John Nunn, raised the money to exhibit the artefacts at the Memorial Village Hall, and give interviews on the Look East feature.
The Long Melford digs were supervised by Dr Carenza Lewis, ACA Director, and you can learn more about the upcoming television series and her other archaeological outreach work on an interview she gave to Lesley Dolphin on BBC Radio Suffolk yesterday. You can listen again to the programme on BBC iPlayer here.