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10 Jul 2019

This summer Gwynedd Archaeological Trust is looking to recruit volunteers to help with our work at Pen y Bryn Quarry Barracks, Dyffryn Nantlle.  The site comprises a block of four barracks and other associated features which were converted from a 17th-century building during the 1860s. This project will aim to provide a clearer understanding of the phasing and development of the barracks. Excavation will aim to provide evidence of the activities carried out here and provide evidence of the material culture of quarrymen and their families.

Spaces are limited so we’d urge those interested in taking part to get in touch as soon as possible. Full training will be given to those who sign up.

Spaces are available on the following dates:

Wednesday 3    –    Friday 5 July

Monday 8    –    Friday 12 July

Monday 15    –    Friday 19 July

Monday 22    –    Tuesday 23 July

Everyday: 10:00am – 4:00pm 

And as part of the UK-wide Festival of Archaeology, there will also be a public open day on Sunday July 21; where we will be running guided tours of the site. Gwynedd Archaeological Trust will also be inviting local schools, along with the Young Archaeologists Club to come and help us with our work at the site.

If you would like to take part, contact 01248 366970 

For all press enquiries, contact 01248 366970