Archaeological discovery

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MEDIAEVAL finds will go on display in celebration of a Peak District archaelology project.

Residents, school pupils and university students took part in the Big Dig in Hope and Castleton where they dug up gardens in a bid to find archaeological artefacts.

Medieval pottery and Tudor clay pipes are just some of the items recovered in the dig.

The budding archaeologists have even uncovered a paved path and cobbled surfaces which have been buried for generations.

Angela Darlington, of Castleton Historical Society, said: “We’re delighted so many locals offered their gardens for test pits and were involved in digging them.

“Hopefully, our haul of pottery and other finds will help us understand how common people used to live in Hope and Castleton.”

The artefacts go on display from 1pm until 4pm on Sunday, July 29, at Hope Old School, School Road. An archaeologist will be on hand to explain the significance of the discoveries.

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