The Woodland Heritage Festival 2016

Note: this is a re-published blog post originally written by our 2016 team!

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After many months of planning and organisation (and much hair pulling out) the Woodland Heritage Festival which took place on the 30th of May went off with a bang and, considering the windy day, the turnout was incredible. Over the course of the day we experienced at a minimum a 130 visitors every hour, however with some hours experiencing higher peaks than this, so overall around 750-800 visitors came to the festival.

All the volunteers did an amazing job with organising such a wide range of actives which included; craft corner for the children, pottery making, q-pits, bronze casting, Zooarchaeology workshop, Osteology workshop and an archaeological treasure hunt with prizes, from the archaeology department. The English department provided talks, some really interesting stands (and great colouring in), a fantastic heritage art installations, Renishaw Hall representatives, the history of protest poetry and much more.

So overall the day was a huge success, and a big thank you to everyone who was involved, see you all again next year!

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See more pictures from the day

Published by archinthecity

Archaeology in the City is the student-run volunteer outreach programme from the Department of Archaeology at the University of Sheffield.

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