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Festival of British Archaeology 2012

Running from 14th - 29th July 2012, the Festival of British Archaeology is the annual 'extravaganza of heritage events' coordinated by the Council for British Archaeology and is aimed at families across the UK. This year CPAT has three events during the Festival, details of which are below. Click here to see a selection of other activities planned around, and click here to search the CBA website for all FBA events across the UK.

The Elan Valley visitor centre

Family Archaeology Day

Elan Valley Visitor Centre, Rhayader, Powys, LD6 5HP

Saturday 14th July

10am - 4pm

Free entry!

Pay & display car park

On Saturday 14th July, the Clwyd-Powys Archaeological Trust are joining forces with the Elan Valley Trust for a free activity day.

A Celtic shield

CPAT’s activities will include:

* Have a dig! Search for real finds from archaeological digs

* Reconstruct a broken pot from an archaeological dig

* Make and decorate a Celtic shield

* Make and decorate a brooch

* Colour, cut-out and dress a Roman soldier and a Celtic warrior

For further information and advice please contact Abi McCullough or Sophie Watson Tel. 01938 553670 or e-mail.

Montgomery Castle

Montgomery Castle Walk and Talk

Saturday 21st July

Meet in the castle car park


Free event!

On Saturday 21st July, Jeff Spencer of CPAT will lead a guided walk of Montgomery Castle. Hear about its eventful history and some of the artefacts found there.

For further information and advice please contact Jeff Spencer Tel. 01938 553670 or e-mail.

Exposing the structure of the bank during the 2011 excavations

Hen Caerwys, Flintshire

Monday 16th - Saturday 28th July

This year we will be returning for a second season of excavations at Hen Caerwys, a fascinating deserted medieval settlement in Flintshire, with Cadw and a group of local volunteers. Click here to find out what was unearthed last year, and the progress of the ongoing project.

Visitors are welcome throughout the excavation. In addition there will be open days with guided tours on the following days:

Saturday 21st July - 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Sunday 22nd July - 11am, 1pm and 3pm
Saturday 28th July - 11am, 1pm and 3pm

Click here for more details, including a map and notes for visitors.

For further information please contact Bob Silvester Tel. 01938 552035 or e-mail.

For a look at other events planned around Wales follow this link

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