We will returning for one final week of test pitting this season at Albury Park in September, to investigate the deserted medieval settlement which once stretched across the course of the former road which continued all the way to Shere. The original village of Albury was displaced in the early 19th century (to its current location to the west), and little now remains standing of the former cottages. However, with the help of geophysical survey, LiDAR and - of course - a large-scale series of test pits spread across the site, we are working to uncover and learn more about the original settlement!
An open day on Saturday 16 September (12:00-15:00) will take place where members of the public are invited to see some of the finds already excavated earlier in the summer, and have a go at helping to dig some of the pits. No prior experience or booking is needed - families welcome! Parking is available by the Saxon Church.
From Monday 18 to Thursday 21 September, we will be continuing with the various test pits around the site. Volunteers are welcome for both finds and digging; no prior experience needed and all tools provided. If interested in taking part and wanting to be added to the project mailing list, please contact our community archaeologist Anne at firstname.lastname@example.org.