Over the past eighteen months OA East volunteers, students and allotment holders, supported by professional staff, have been digging a series of test pits on the allotments. The aim was to see the extent of the Iron Age ditch that pre-dated the Itter Crescent Roman villa and to establish the level of preservation of archaeological remains prior to applying for a Heritage Lottery Fund.

Having established that the Roman surface is well preserved and noting that the western wing of the Roman villa could extend under the current allotment site, an area has been set aside for a community excavation. The community excavation will run from Monday 19th May 2014 until Sunday 8th June 2014. The only day that the excavation will not run is Sunday 25th May.

If you would like to be involved please on the links below to download the volunteer application form and community excavation FAQs:

Volunteer application form
Further information and Frequently Asked Questions

If you do not live in Peterborough you can still volunteer, but your form will not be processed until after March 1st. Priority will be given to Peterborough residents.

If you are part of a group (school, organisation, or a firm) you will be able to book site tours during the day or in the evening. Click here to see all the available dates and times.

If you just wish to visit the site during the day to see what is happening you are welcome to do so. Click here for more details.

There is an open evening with site visits on Wednesday June 4th (click here for more details) and four open days (Saturday 24th and 31st May, Sunday 1st and 7th June). Click here for more details.

To return to the main webpage of 'The Romans of Fane Road' project, click here.