The Survey and Dig will commence Monday 15 July and end on Saturday 27 July 2019. It will be in the grounds of The Lakes School, Troutbeck Bridge, Windermere, LA23 1HW and directions can be found on the following page.
Visitors are very welcome. The site will be open from 9.00 am – 12.00 pm and 1.00 pm – 4.00pm daily and closed on Sunday 21 July. There will be guides who can direct visitors to various points of interest and to an exhibition of images relating to both the Calgarth Estate, the work of the Lake District Holocaust Project, the Archaeologists and Treblinka.
Volunteer opportunities are available for those wishing to participate in the survey and excavation work. They are especially needed for the second week beginning Monday 22 to Saturday 27 July. It will be essential to reserve a place at any of the sessions as there are very limited spaces. It is NOT necessary to have had prior archaeological experience as training and guidance will be given during the project.
The session times for Volunteers are also as follows:
Morning Session 9.00 am – 12.00 pm. and Afternoon Session 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm. daily. These sessions will be available each day from 22 – 27 July. Please can you indicate preferences for a session or sessions and give alternative days if possible. It may be possible to do one or more session, or to attend for a full day, as long as the number of volunteers per session is not exceeded.
There will be a break/rest time in each session. It would be helpful if volunteers could arrive 1/2 an hour prior to the session, so that information regarding the activities and progress of the project can be given.
Volunteer duties will include any of the following activities and training will be given on site. All excavation equipment will be provided as too tea and coffee. Washing and toilet facilities are available.
Sieving – involves using a small rocking sieve.
Excavation – involves shovelling, mattocking, wheelbarrowing, trowelling. (Mattocking is the method of removing soil more quickly than with a trowel. The mattock is like a pickaxe so can be quite heavy, but is easy to learn).
Surveying – involves levelling, GPS recording and digital measurement survey using Electronic Distance measurement.
Volunteers need to submit the request form below giving preferences and any other information. It will be necessary to complete a risk assessment form before places are confirmed and this will be sent by return.