Saturday 8 December 2018
10.00 – 15.00 (Guided tours every 30 minutes from 10.00-12.00 and 13.00-14.30)
Free, no booking required
Location: Mill Common, Huntingdon (opposite Huntingdon Bus Station)
Come along and see the archaeology excavation currently taking place as part of Highways England’s A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Scheme.
Archaeologists are excavating along the route of the Pathfinder Link Road into Huntingdon. Already, evidence has been uncovered for Huntingdon’s Roman and Medieval residents, including a possible Roman road, animal bones, and pottery.
We are also hoping to find archaeology relating to the 17th century English Civil War and the Early Medieval period when Huntingdon was fortified with the building of a Saxon burh. Mill Common was also quarried for clay in the 19th century, and used as a training ground by the Royal Flying Corps during World War One, so we hope to learn more about its repeated reinvention through the archaeology we uncover.
Visitors to the site on Mill Common will be able to see some of the finds so far, meet some of the archaeologists and find out more about the excavations along the A14.
Stout shoes or boots and warm clothing should be worn. Please note there is no parking available on site. Children must be able to make their own way onto site accompanied by an adult. For further information, contact: Steve Sherlock, Archaeology Lead A14 (07804 698322) or A14 Public information helpline (0800 270 0114).
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Find out more about the A14C2H improvement scheme here
The archaeological programme for the Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme is being carried out by the A14 Integrated Delivery Team on behalf of Highways England.