Enfield Archaeological Society are running two main summer excavations this year. The first is on the site of Theobalds Tudor/Stuart royal palace, and later Georgian and Victorian buildings at CedarsPark in Cheshunt.
The second excavation will be on a 17th century L-shaped threshing barn on the site of the earlier Elsyng royal palace in the grounds of Forty Hall in Enfield. It is likely to be the final year of excavation on this well-preserved brick building. The barn lies across the line of the outer wall of the earlier palace. Notable surviving features include grain storage bin settings and supporting walls probably used to secure larger storage features.
Both excavations are to take place in July, with other possible dates to be announced later in the year. No previous experience is necessary, and some informal training will be available but places are limited to over-16s only. There is no cost to take part, but membership of the society is required. Places are limited so book early to avoid disappointment.