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Experts in hall dig to uncover history

WHAT treasures could lie beneath the earth at a Castle Bromwich church?

WHAT treasures could lie beneath the earth at a Castle Bromwich church?

A team of archeologists will be descending on St Mary and St Margaret’s Church later this month and carrying out a dig.

The survey will be conducted by experts from the University of Birmingham and is part of preparations for the building of a new community hall.

A church spokesman said: “Two trenches will be dug across the site and the team will be looking for items of archaeological and historical significance in the church grounds which date back to Norman times.”

The site has a busy history, so hopes are high that the team might uncover some interesting items.

While the current red-brick building was put up in the 1700s, the new church was built around a much older timber frame.

Parts of the medieval structure have survived intact to this day and there has been activity on the site for thousands of years.

History buffs are welcome to go down on September 12, when a series of events will be held as part of Heritage Weekend.

Proceedings will officially get underway at 2pm.

As well as the excavations, visitors will be taken on tours and can enjoy free admission to nearby Castle Bromwich Hall Gardens.



Cathrina Hulse
Multimedia Journalist
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