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Medieval Mayhem at CPAT!

On 23rd July some 50 people came to CPAT's new offices on Broad Street for our annual Festival of British Archaeology event. This is the first year we have been able to host the event ourselves, as we at last have ground-floor offices with enough space to set out the crafts and activities.

Visitors could try their hands at making medieval tiles, brooches and heraldic shields, and reconstructing a large broken pot. We had very positive feedback from the visitors, and plan to stay at home next year as well.

The Festival of British Archaeology is the annual ‘extravaganza of heritage events’ coordinated by the Council for British Archaeology and is aimed at families across the UK. During the two-week Festival, CPAT were also involved with a small excavation at Hen Caerwys medieval settlement in Flintshire (see below).

Click here to see a full report of this year's event, and more of our involvement with the Festival over the years.

Abi McCullough, August 2011

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