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Chance to dig for information at annual archaeology event

Volunteers at an excavation June this year in the Duddon Valley, which will be discussed at the conference.

The Annual Archaeology in the Lake District Conference is taking place on 10 November at the Rheged Centre, near Penrith and there are still a few tickets available.

The full day session is open to anyone interested in Cumbrian archaeology and history or Lake District heritage and culture.

Eleanor Kingston, Historic Environment Lead Strategy Adviser for the Lake District National Park: said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to really get an insight into recent projects, excavations and surveys throughout the area. The successful interactive hub launch at Coniston Coppermines earlier this year has highlighted the real need for partner organisations to work together to preserve the important heritage of the Lake District.

“The conference is now in its 17th year and each year it gets bigger and better. It’s really not to be missed if you have an interest in archaeology and local history. We would be delighted to welcome you along.”

Delegates at the conference will be treated to a range of informative presentations from the Lake District National Park and National Trust. The universities of Liverpool, Reading and Durham will also be presenting alongside various community and volunteer groups.

There will be an opportunity to hear about excavations of prehistoric and medieval sites and there will be time for question and answer sessions and discussions with a range of key partners and community groups.

Tickets are only £15 or £25.20 with a buffet lunch included. Parking is free at the venue.

Tickets can be booked over the phone using a debit or credit card by calling 01539 72455 or online at www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/learning/archeologyhistory/archaeologyconference

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