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Archaeology volunteers wanted for a dig: ‘Unique opportunity to discover the secrets of Twmbarlwm’

The Twmbarlwm Society is appealing for volunteers to take part in an archaeology dig.

The organisers say it’s a “unique opportunity to discover the secrets of Twmbarlwm and experience a real archaeological dig”.

Dates of the dig

If you want to volunteer a talk is taking place on Monday 8 August at Risca Museum when archaeologists will present a report on what was achieved last year and an overview of what they hope to achieve this year.

The actual dig on-site will be five days a week from 9am-5pm from 8- 26 August and the weekend of  13/14 August.

What do you need to volunteer?

The society’s website says: “We are looking for volunteers of any ability – experienced or not – training and advice will be given on any task assigned to you. We are not expecting volunteers to commit to 5 days a week for 3 weeks but we will require volunteers to let us know what times and dates they are available so that we can rota them into the work schedule – places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.

“On occasion, room for volunteers to work in a trench may be limited, but we will ensure everyone gets a fair opportunity to get involved – but there will always be a need for help carry equipment. If you wish, you can just be there to observe and chat with the archaeologists.

“If you think you can help this project in any other way – have you any expertise to offer, equipment, funding, a 4×4 vehicle, local knowledge, links to other societies – please get in touch.”

How to volunteer

Email with your name, address, email, phone and/or mobile number, and any experience you may have. Once you have registered your interest the society will send you more information.

Visit for more information.

This investigation is being carried out on behalf of Cymdeithas Twmbarlwm Society by ClwydPowys Archaeological Trust under the advice of Cadw.

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Archaeology volunteers wanted for a dig: ‘Unique opportunity to discover the secrets of Twmbarlwm’

A group of people on top of a hill
Twmbarlwm. (Photo: Matt Rosser)