After last year’s incredibly successful community excavation of Piermaster’s Green at the Royal Albert Dock, the Museum of Liverpool is once again inviting local residents to find out what more we can uncover at this historic site.
National Museums Liverpool were blown away by the demand from citizens for last year’s dig – which resulted in a number of unique historical finds. Finds Liaison Officer, Vanessa Oakden, gives an example: “Above (top right) is one of the local residents who took part. She is holding a tile she discovered which has been traced to Godwin and Sons manufacturers in Hereford. They were established in 1848, which would have been a relatively new start-up business when they got a contract with Mersey Docks and Harbour Board!”
This year, the dig will be returning 10am to 4pm, Tuesdays to Fridays, throughout May, June, and July 2022. Participants are encouraged to complete the full 4 days in a row, where possible, to experience the full range of archaeological skills and techniques.
Any resident interested in volunteering can email Vanessa.Oakden@liverpoolmuseums.org.uk to sign up or for more information.