Roll up, roll up Nottinghamshire archaeological fans! 19 January 2012

Nottinghamshire archaeology fans are being invited a workshop to help prepare a step-by-step guide to help community groups carry out their own digs and surveys.

Community archaeology is central to Trent Vale's work

Nottinghamshire County Council is keen to get local people involved in a handbook of archaeology guide to ensure it is easy to use and contains the right level of information.

The guide is being funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund through the Trent Vale Landscape Partnership. It will cover a number of areas, including researching the history of piece of land, carrying out an excavation safely and effectively and interpreting archaeological finds. Emily Gillott, Community Archaeologist at Nottinghamshire County Council, said: "We are looking for people with a passion for archaeology to come along to one of the workshops and help contribute to the guide. "We hope the guide will help equip local groups with the knowledge and skills to get involved in their own archaeological projects safely and in the correct manner."

The sessions are as follows:

Saturday 21 January 9.30am to 2pm – Beckingham Willow Works

Wednesday 25 January 6.30pm to 9pm – Norwell Village Hall

Monday 30 January 9.30am to 2pm – Farndon Memorial Hall

Refreshments and buffet food will be available at the sessions.

PLEASE COME! People wishing to attend should contact the Council on 0115 977 2160 or email .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address)