23rd October 2013:
OA East's community heritage project, 'The Romans of Fane Road', which recently won a grant of £88,200 from the Heritage Lottery Fund to deliver a wide range of community heritage activities over the next 20 months, has already attracted media attention. The project's community excavation featured in the Peterborough Telegraph, and the article was accompanied by a video showing the work in progress and interviews with volunteers and OA East's Outreach and Learning Officer and the project coordinator, David Crawford-White.
The project provides an opportunity for the local community and residents of Peterborough to take part in a community excavation of the high status villa that has lain undisturbed under the allotments of Fane Road, Peterborough, for over 1700 years. There will be site open days and opportunities for schools, organisation and local firms to have guided tours of the excavations, and archaeologists, staff from Peterborough City Council, and others will run a series of free Heritage Learning Sessions. The project will work with local teachers and Peterborough Museum to produce a set of teaching resources together with publications on the project for adults and children.