Gdunn

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Name: Gill Dunn
Date registered: September 9, 2013

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  1. HQ Project update and more volunteer dates … — November 28, 2018
  2. HQ Project Update — November 9, 2018
  3. HQ Archaeological Volunteers (extra finds washing date) — October 5, 2018
  4. HQ Project update and more volunteer dates — September 24, 2018
  5. Free Archaeology Volunteer Taster Session (booking essential) — July 16, 2018

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Nov
28

HQ Project update and more volunteer dates …

In August 2018 the Grosvenor Museum, with funding from Historic England, started a project which aims to bring a large archaeology project archive up to a condition that meets Museum and Historic England ‘accessible archive’ standards. The archive is from the 2007 excavations at the site of the HQ building in Chester and includes over …

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Nov
09

HQ Project Update

In August 2018 the Grosvenor Museum, with funding from Historic England, started a project which aims to bring a large archaeology project archive up to a condition that meets Museum and Historic England ‘accessible archive’ standards. The archive is from the 2007 excavations at the site of the HQ building in Chester and includes over …

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Oct
05

HQ Archaeological Volunteers (extra finds washing date)

We have an extra finds washing session on Wednesday 10th October. We will be at the Grosvenor Park Activity Zone from 9.30 in the morning and 1.30 in the afternoon (this is in addition to the Tuesday, Thursday afternoon and Friday already listed in our previous posting).  We appreciate this is short notice but if …

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Sep
24

HQ Project update and more volunteer dates

In August the Grosvenor Museum started a new project which aims to bring the HQ archaeology project archive to a condition that meets museum deposition and Historic England’s accessible archive standards. A team of volunteers washed 42 very large boxes of ceramic building material (c.525 kg), animal bone and pottery. There were some interesting pieces …

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Jul
16

Free Archaeology Volunteer Taster Session (booking essential)

Are you interested in the archaeology of Chester? Would you like some hands-on archaeology experience but don’t have time to volunteer during the week? On Saturday 4 August 2018 12 noon – 4pm the Grosvenor Museum will be running a finds washing session in the Grosvenor Park Activity Zone. We will be washing finds from …

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Jul
16

Volunteering Opportunities August 2018

The Grosvenor Museum is starting a new project on Friday 3 August 2018 which aims to bring a large archaeology project archive up to a condition that meets museum deposition and Historic England’s accessible archive standards. The first stage of the project consists of a programme of finds processing and we will be based in …

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May
25

OPEN AFTERNOON 2018: The Secrets of Grosvenor Park Unlocked

Archaeologists from Cheshire West and Chester Council Cultural Service (Grosvenor Museum) in partnership with the University of Chester, returned to Grosvenor Park, Chester to run their annual training dig for second year students, an essential part of their archaeology degree course. An OPEN AFTERNOON will be taking place on May 29 between 1:30 – 4:30pm giving …

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Apr
25

Archaeology students uncover the secrets of Chester’s Grosvenor Park

Archaeologists from Cheshire West and Chester Council will be returning to Grosvenor Park, Chester to run their annual training dig for second-year archaeology students from the University of Chester. Why are they digging in the park? Grosvenor Park sits next to two important historical monuments, the Roman amphitheatre and the medieval church of St John …

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Mar
20

The Roman Amphitheatre of Chester Volume 1: The Prehistoric and Roman Archaeology

Archaeologists undertook a major excavation of Chester’s Roman amphitheatre from 2004 to 2006. The Roman Amphitheatre of Chester Volume 1: The Prehistoric and Roman Archaeology was launched last week at Chester’s Grosvenor Museum.  The excavations revolutionised the understanding of the scale and grandeur of these buildings, and of the activities that took place in the …

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Jan
24

Talking Walls

Chester’s walls have just got chatty! Pass a ‘Talking Wall’, swipe your phone on a nearby plaque or type the short url, and presto: your phone rings.  It could be Chester Cathedral on the line, or the Booth Mansion, or the Grosvenor Museum! Using drama, off-the-wall humour and mobile technology, Talking Walls breathes new life …

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