Workshop to showcase finds from canal dig

Archaeologist Jon Kenny will be revealing the discoveries from last year's excavation at Canal Head.
Archaeologist Jon Kenny will be revealing the discoveries from last year's excavation at Canal Head.

There’s a chance to discover what lies in Pocklington’s history at an archaeology workshop on Sunday 22 April with archaeologist Jon Kenny.

Participants will learn what was discovered during the 2017 excavation of the Denison Warehouse at Canal Head on the Pocklington Canal and help process the finds using the proper techniques.

A spokesman said: “Everyone is welcome and tickets are £2 each. Children must be accompanied by an adult.

“The session takes place from 1pm to 4pm at the Community Centre, Burnby Hall, and tickets are available from: https://bit.ly/2H7yw6L.”

Another excavation is due to take place in July. Further details and how to get involved will be announced at this workshop.

The workshop is part of Canal and River Trust’s ‘A Gem In The Landscape’ Heritage Lottery Fund project to support Pocklington Canal’s bicentenary celebrations.

A Pocklington Canal heritage open day will be held on Sunday 20 May, where there will be an opportunity to step back into the canal’s past with interactive activities.

There will also be boat trips and coracle sailing on the day.

There’s also wildlife sessions between May and September when visitors can learn how to identify species of trees, birds, bugs, pondlife, bats and much more.

Pocklington Arts Centre will also host a special exhibition from Monday 18 June to Wednesday 1 August.

Visit canalrivertrust.org.uk to find the full list of the bicentenary activities.