Needed: Budding archaeologists to join dig at Northumberland castle

Students at work in the trenches of the Bamburgh Research Project at Bamburgh Castle.
Students at work in the trenches of the Bamburgh Research Project at Bamburgh Castle.

Three budding young archaeologists are needed to help join the hunt for clues about Bamburgh Castle.

A competition run by the nationwide Young Archaeologists’ Club is looking for three young people aged eight to 16 to assist a team of archaeologists from the Bamburgh Research Project working at the site on Saturday, July 9.

During their Dig It! excavation day, the young winners will dig, wash finds and learn other archaeological skills too – in fact, they’ll learn what being an archaeologist is really like.

Plus, each of the winners will receive a tool roll courtesy of Past Horizons, complete with their own trowel.

Young people who want to have the chance to join the dig team should visit the YAC website at www.yac-uk.org/news/dig-it-bamburgh-cas tle to find out how to enter.