metal detecting 2017

Metal Detector Training – 2017

The sun shone on our latest metal detector training session - and there were some really interesting finds too More

Fane Road Test Pits

Romans of Fane Road – 2017 Dig Diary

We are back digging the Romano-British villa site between Itter Crescent and Fane Road in Peterborough! This year we have just a few days to excavate more test pits on the Fane Road allotments. Aims and Objectives To revisit test pits from previous seasons that produced results requiring further investigation, ... More

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Devil’s Dyke – Guided Walk

Members of FRAG recently visited Devil’s Dyke near Newmarket. With David Crawford-White as our expert guide we not only gained a real feeling for its scale but learnt much about its significance within the ancient landscape. In the afternoon we moved on to the museum in nearby Burwell with an eclectic array of ... More


Durobrivae – Breaking News!

This month’s FRAG talk on Durobrivae delivered by Dr Stephen Upex was newsworthy, comprehensive, and fascinating. Durobrivae – News The walled Roman town at Durobrivae is an Historic England scheduled site but it is at risk from burrowing animals, unauthorised detectorists and other threats. There is growing ... More

Torpel Manor Reconstruction

Torpel Manor Book Launch

Torpel Manor was the subject of a FRAG talk last year by Mike Clatworthy. Well, this afternoon, the Helpston team launched their book of the project. More

Stonea Camp September 2017

Stonea Camp – Guided Walk

Several new members joined the FRAG tour of Stonea Camp and Stonea Grange led by David Crawford-White on Saturday 9th September. The lumps and bumps reveal little on their own but with David’s expert commentary we gained a good understanding of their significance. The late Iron Age “hill fort” lying just a couple ... More

nassington archaeology 2017

Back to Nassington!

It's not broadcast quality but for those involved in the Nassington excavation I hope this video brings back happy memories - and perhaps the inspiration to return next year....... Day 1 - Saturday 19th The Nassington excavation of a Roman barn continues. Members of FRAG joined up again with our friends from ... More

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Peterborough Cathedral Excavation

The Peterborough Cathedral excavation was a lottery funded community archaeology event organised in 2016 as part of the cathedral’s upcoming 900th anniversary celebrations. Many FRAG members participated in the dig as volunteers. The report by the Cambridge Archaeological Unit who led the excavation has now been publis... More

Alison Dickens - Cambridge Archaeological Unit


Northstowe is a new town being developed on an old airfield site 8 miles north-west of Cambridge City Centre, close to the village of Longstanton. It will eventually be home to around twenty-five thousand people living in 10,000 new homes. But first, following extensive research and geophysical surveys, the Cambridge ... More

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Geophys Training in Itter Park, Peterborough

FRAG members underwent geophys training with Phil Hill in Itter Park today. A second session in the afternoon gave YAC members the chance to get hands on with the technology. The main objective was to introduce the principles and practicalities of both resistance and magnetometry surveying. By using a site adjacent ... More