17th July 2014:
Jigsaw Cambridgeshire: Piecing Together Cambridgeshire's Past, a Heritage Lottery-funded project run by OA East and Cambridgeshire County Council, was highly commended in the Best Community Engagement Archaeology Project category at this year's British Archaeological Awards.
The awards ceremony, presented by Loyd Grossman, Chair of The Heritage Alliance, Ed Vaizey, then Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries, and Dan Snow, President of the Council for British Archaeology, was held on 14th July at the British Museum, where audience members and fellow nominees learned about the successful project, now halfway through its five-year programme.
After the ceremony, Jigsaw community archaeologists Jo Richards and Jemima Woolverton joined OA East's outreach and learning officer, David Crawford-White, Quinton Carroll, Cambridgeshire County Council archaeologist, and Roger Mould, leader of Warboys Archaeology Project, one of the groups working with Jigsaw, at an awards reception to celebrate along with other nominees and award winners.
Jigsaw Cambridgeshire works with voluntary groups across the county enabling people to investigate the history of their local areas. The project runs free training, and provides expertise and equipment, allowing groups to carry out geophysical surveys and excavation projects. Jigsaw currently has set up or supports 20 groups across the county, with nearly 500 people working on over 50 projects to date.
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