3rd Annual Woodland Heritage Festival
Student-run Archaeology in the City put on a fantastic day for the community
The late May bank holiday Monday this year was a bit wet but full of great opportunities for the public to engage in local woodland heritage.
On 29 May Archaeology in the City ran the 3rd annual Woodland Heritage Festival at Ecclesall Woods, a free festival for members of the public of all ages. Despite the weather it was a wonderful day with just under 500 members of the public coming to take part in a range of archaeological and historical activities, from piecing together human bodies, to firing up the q-pits and making their own white coal.
Courtenay Crichton-Turley, one of the lead organisers, comments “The day ran smoothly and we couldn't have done it without our many student volunteers, Ecclesall Woods Discovery Centre, Heeley City Farm and the Feminist Oral Histories Archives, so a huge thank you to all of them!”
Archaeology in the City is a student-run volunteer outreach programme from the Department of Archaeology at the University of Sheffield. The aim of the group is to make archaeology accessible to everyone in Sheffield (and beyond!).