Community Dig at Marple Lime Kilns
Monday to Friday, 17th to 21st and 24th to 28th October 2016
9.30am until 4pm each day
Do you love Time Team? Are you looking for something fun and a little different to do? This is your chance to be involved with this once in a lifetime dig. We’re going to excavate in front of the kiln tunnels, and need volunteers to help us! We’re expecting to find evidence of the people and animals who worked and lived there, as well as the tramway… and a few surprises!
Free, suitable for all ages, no experience needed. Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.
Marple Lime Kilns, Lime Kiln Lane, SK6.
Age and access suitability
We welcome people of all ages and needs to our digs, although this is a live dig with uneven access which may be unsuitable for some. Home education groups are welcome. Please let us know the ages, or any needs within your group when you book by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 07825 044 379
What are my transport/parking options getting to the event?
If you are driving please park in one of the town centre car parks in Marple. They cost 20p per hour.
If you need a space next to the site as you have limited mobility please call 07825 044 379 and we'll be happy to arrange this.
Public transport planner is here http://www.tfgm.com/Pages/default.aspxThe nearest train station is Marple (not Rose Hill Marple) The site is a 15 minute walk from there.
What can/can't I bring to the event?
Please bring a pair of gardening gloves and anything else you think you will need to be comfortable. Trowels, kneel pads and finds trays will be provided. If you would like to, you may bring your own basic tools such as a trowel, hand shovel, kneeling mat, string, line level, pens and 4H pencils, hand tapes, nails and personal cameras. Anyone who brings their own resources, should be aware that they do so at their own risk and that we are not responsible for any missing or damaged items.
Please wear suitable clothes for the weather, old trousers, stout footwear (not sandals), waterproofs, and suncream and insect repellent and any medications you may need during the day.
We have a lovely cabin for you to shelter in, and leave your belongings, although we don’t recommend bringing any valuables as it won’t be secured.
Please bring a bag with you, to put your gloves, any tools, lunch, snacks & drinks in, and to take away any wrappers.
There is no power on site, so if you wish a hot drink then please bring a flask.
Please let us know if you have any access requirements so that we can make sure to provide any extra assistance or equipment you might need.
Where can I contact the organiser with any questions?
Contact email@example.com or on 07825 044379
Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?