Rainford’s Roots volunteers measure and record a trench during excavations on the site of a late 16th century pottery dump
The archaeology team at the Museum of Liverpool is working in partnership with Merseyside Archaeological Society on the Rainford's Roots community archaeology project. This is a Heritage Lottery Funded project which aims to undertake archaeological investigations in the village of Rainford, near St Helens, to explore the post-medieval pottery and clay pipe manufacturing industries in the area.
It’s a chance for local people to gain skills and experience by volunteering on excavations, processing finds and getting involved in a range of other activities. The finds will be displayed locally, there will be open days and talks to enable people to see what’s been discovered.
Read about some of the events that took place during the Festival of Archaeology on the blog.
Visit the Rainford's Roots website to find out more about the project.
Merseyside Archaeological Society has been involved in numerous community and archaeology projects, bringing together those interested in the archaeology and heritage of the Merseyside region. Find out more on the Merseyside Archaeological Society website.
Rainford’s Roots project officer, Sam Rowe, shows visitors at the Museum of Liverpool some of the finds from archaeological excavations in Rainford