This year, the Marsh Awards for Community Archaeology recognised projects that have helped people to keep participating in archaeology safely and enjoyably, while responding to the pandemic in a creative or imaginative way. Nominated projects were either new initiatives, planned from scratch after March 2020, or existing projects which have had to be rethought and delivered differently as a result of the pandemic. They are projects that have the aim of enabling a wide range of people to engage with archaeology and broadening understanding of the historic environment.
The Marsh awards this year had two special catagories for community archaeological project,
1 Best Volunteer-Led Project: for projects not involving anyone acting in a paid capacity
2 Best Project with Paid Support: for projects which have input from anyone acting in a paid capacity
Our own Petuaria Revisited project was in the category of “Best Project with Paid Support” and was shortlisted to a group of three.
Unfortunately, we were pipped to the post by two extremely worthy projects.
Even though we were pipped, we are extremely proud to have been shortlisted.
When you take into consideration the winners were from Wales and Scotland and we were the only project from England it was a great achievement for us all to be in the final three.
To see all the contenders and their info click HERE
Posted on 4th Feb 2021 16:36:37 by Admin