Dig Manchester

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ouch, my back is really sore now.  We spent the day in a trench digging and scraping as volunteers for an archaeological dig. We helped on the last day of a 2 week dig to excavate the foundations and cellars of Hart Hill mansion in Buile Hill Park, Salford as part of salford university’s ‘Dig Manchester’.  Its something we’ve never done before and it was a good experience but I won’t be doing it again in a hurry as kneeling in a trench on a long cold day is more physically demanding than I thought.  We only found the odd bit of pottery, I’d rather stick with the metal detecting!