Help dig up Chatelherault's mining past

Black and white photo of cottage
Saturday 23 January 2016 - 10:30 to Sunday 24 January 2016 - 15:30

Chatelherault Country Park

CAVLP Heritage

A NEW project will explore the heritage of the Clyde and Avon Valleys - and they need your help.

Led by CAVLP Heritage, Capturing the Past will look at the unique stories, archaeology and archive evidence associated with the industrial, horticultural and agricultural past of the area.

Organisers are now asking people to join them on January 23 and 24 to take part in an archaeological survey, exploring the remains of Hoolet Row.

Hoolet Row is the only visible trace of what was once a row of miners’ cottages, named after the owls once residing alongside them, and now part of the Mineral Walkway at Chatelherault Country Park.

CAVLP Heritage Officer Dr Paul Murtagh said: “By helping to explore and record the remains of Hoolet Row, people will be able to actively contribute to the exciting work of this new archaeological project.

“It would be great if we can get as many people as possible to help conduct archaeological work, record archaeological sites, help with archival research and to help share and celebrate the rich heritage of the Clyde and Avon Valleys.

"By getting involved for just a few hours a month people will really be able to help deliver, and contribute to, this important archaeological project.”

The event offers the chance to learn site recording skills as well as how to read the landscape and look for new archaeological sites.

Organisers are also looking for anyone with memories to help build a picture of what life was like for the people that lived at Hoolet Row by bringing along any old photos or stories.

Adults, children and families are all welcome to get involved.

For more information call 1555 661555 or email Paul and Karen at