Digging deep to discover history

DOG walkers and passers-by may notice some unusual activity on Wincobank Hill this month - especially at the weekends.

The Friends of Wincobank Hill are working with Dr Roger Doonan from the Archaeology Department of The University of Sheffield to carry out a survey of the hill fort and the area either side of the brick track leading from Jenkin Road.

The team will be hunting for clues of what lies beneath the soil but aren't planning any digging.

Instead they will be using hi-tech scanning equipment to pick up clues as to what may be hidden.

The community archaeology project is authorised by Sheffield Council and English Heritage and the organisers are hoping the findings may encourage the TV's Time Team to keep Wincobank Hill on their schedule for next summer.

To find out more visit www.wincobankhill.btik.com/ or go to the next Friends meeting which starts at 7pm on Thursday August 1 at Upper Wincobank Chapel, Wincobank Avenue.

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