Segelocum – The Dig!

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  1. Steve says:

    “Hello everyone,
    Thank you for signing up to the Segelocum project mailing list.
    First of all I would like to give you some feedback on the consultation event last November. The turnout was excellent – nearly 90 people on the night. Thank you so much to everyone who turned up and gave their support.
    All four suggestions for archaeological work proved popular so will be built in to the project. There were 28 votes for geophysics, 30 for fieldwalking, 29 for test pitting and 26 for excavation. There were no votes against any of the options.
    There were other suggestions made by people to extend the area to the north and south of Segelocum, install a security system to protect the site, build a villa to use as an education centre/museum, hold workshops including school children, excavate the site of Segelocum.
    To incorporate as many of these suggestions as possible, the Steering Group is now thinking of running the project over at least two years and putting in an application for more funding to keep it going. The only issue would be with excavation of Segelocum itself as this site is a Scheduled Ancient Monument and is protected. There would have to be a very good reason to convince English Heritage to let us excavate so I don’t want to get anyone’s hopes up just yet, however it is not ruled out as a possibility!
    The pre-application is going to the Heritage Lottery in the next week or two, then the Steering Group will submit the full application. The focus of the first year will be Segelocum itself and an area either side of the Roman road running up to Sturton-le-Steeple. There will be geophysics, fieldwalking, test-pits in gardens at Sturton and North and South Wheatley and plenty of workshops and events. It should be very exciting! We can look at expanding the project outwards to look at other nearby villages a little way down the line.
    The curator of Bassetlaw Museum would like a permanent display of finds and there will also be a DVD of the project and outcomes. This means that there will be a lasting legacy of this project in your local area and a reminder of all that you have put in to it.
    We will keep you informed of how it’s all going.
    Thank you again for getting involved in this project

  2. Steve says:

    Committee meeting was held 22nd Jan. Things are progressing and we will be in contact with all volunteers soon.

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