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Talk – The Archaeology of North Quay/High West St.

May 23, 2024
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
1 Hope Square, Weymouth
Event Description

Talk – The Archaeology of North Quay/High West St. by Richard O’Connell of Context One Archaeology.

Context One Heritage & Archaeology carried out an excavation in the car park around the former Weymouth and Portland Borough Council offices in the autumn of 2023 as part of the demolition programme for Dorset Council.

The site previously encompassed the historic core of Weymouth town. Following successful community involvement in an archaeological evaluation on the site in 2021, which also spawned an oral history project, Context One proposed a similar community project for the excavation.

Over a 12 week period, more than 80 volunteers, many from Dig the Street community group, took part in a highly successful investigation that produced evidence from the early genesis of Weymouth as a town right up to the 1960s when the High Street was demolished.

Richard will be talking about the initial findings of this unique excavation and what it means for our understanding of how Weymouth may have developed over the last 800 years.

Refreshments from 6.30pm, talk at 7pm.

Donations welcome towards the work of Weymouth Civic Society.

Event Venue
Pilgrim House, 1 Hope Square
Weymouth, United Kingdom
Event Details
23 May 2024
6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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