Gloucestershire

Kingsholm garden dig to reveal Gloucester's past

People in part of Gloucester are being asked to dig up their gardens as part of a local history project.

Kingsholm has been chosen to take part in History on Your Doorstep, a project run by the archaeology team at Gloucestershire County Council.

It was the site of the first Roman military fort in Gloucester and an important Anglo-Saxon royal palace was also located in the area.

The project is being funded through a Heritage Lottery Fund grant.

At the end of the project there will be an exhibition of the findings, held at Gloucester City Museum during the summer of 2013.

People from outside the area can also take part in some test digs on Saturday as part of the BBC Great Gloucestershire History Day.

More details of the event can be found on the Gloucester museums website .

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