Holwick Stories podcasts

Rachel interviewing at Holwick digEver wondered about what goes into organising an archaeological dig and the passion behind it?

Rachel interviews volunteers involved with the excavation of a disused mediaeval village at Holwick in Teesdale.  She also talks to visitors to the site and to local people with local stories and connections.  And don’t miss the wonderful responses of pupils from nearby Cotherstone Primary School as they wash and process finds from the dig.

Click on the sound files below and listen to this fascinating series of podcasts produced by listenupnorth for Altogether Archaeology.  Part of the Holwick Stories project funded by Northern Heartlands.

1. Running the Dig

Rachel talks to the organisers of the Holwick dig to find out what it takes to set up and run such an excavation.

2. At work in the dig

Rachel talks to the volunteers at the archaeological dig to find out about their detective work and what is revealed beneath the surface at Holwick in Teesdale.

3. Finds from the dig

Volunteers Perry and Mike share with us the exciting structures and objects  discovered at the Holwick dig.

4. A passion for digging

What motivates the volunteers to make that commitment to brave the elements and turn out for the dig?

5. Visitors welcome

Rachel catches up with visitors to the Holwick dig after their tour around the site.  She also talks to people with connections to the area.

6. Tallentire Tales

Local historian Lorne Tallentire shares his research about the area and talks about his own family connections.

7. From Cotherstone School

Hear the children’s wonderful responses as they process finds from the Holwick dig when Altogether Archaeology visit their school.  Thomas and Josie also interview their teacher Miss Lee about her memories of Holwick. (Photo: Lonely Tower Film & Media)

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