The Middlefield Dig

We’ve had a great launch to the new project ‘How Time Flies‘ with two weekends of hands on research. Carenza Lewis from Time Team has been helping us out with an archaeological test pit in GainsboroughWe’re exhausted and exhilarated in equal measure. On our first dig, some of our exciting finds included a bit of clay pipe, fragments of Medieval Humber ware, a cuff link and a piece of 17th Century pot.



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Carenza Lewis helped us to dig across and around the estate to unearth some of Middlefield’s history and Archaeologist Neil offered his expertise throughout the day.

Though the pit was small – 40cm deep and 1m wide – we found an abundance of interesting items.




We returned to the spot with Carenza Lewis to wash and sort our finds. It’s proven to be great research and inspiration for the show, with items dating as far back as the 13th Century.