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Talk: Digging the David Parr House
Tuesday, 4 December, 2018, 7:30 pm–9:00 pm
At the beginning of September, Alison Dickens and her colleague Catherine Collins from Access Cambridge Archaeology led a team of enthusiastic volunteers to excavate the back garden of the David Parr House on Gwydir Street. Fifteen small test pits were dug over three days (a total of 73 10cm spits!) and their contents sieved and washed, revealing an incredible range of objects from late Saxon pottery to 20th century childhood memorabilia. This talk is the public sharing of what was uncovered then and has been discovered since, looking at both the history and development of not only Gwydir Street, but also this part of Cambridge.
This event takes place at the St Barnabas Centre behind St Barnabas Church, doors open at 7pm with the talk starting at 7:30pm. Entrance is free with any donations shared between Mill Road History Society and the David Parr House.
The speaker, Alison Dickens BA MCIfA, is a Senior Manager at the Cambridge Archaeological Unit (CAU) and Director of Access Cambridge Archaeology (ACA).