to Celebrate Local Roots Attend the West Country’s Upcoming “Dig Village” Weekend to Celebrate Its Local Roots

Last Updated on: 22nd November 2023, 02:53 pm

This weekend, Time Team will be visiting the West Country to take part in a very special dig in Modbury, South Devon. Working closely with the local community, including volunteers, the primary school, and even the local scout troop, Time Team aims to trace the settlement’s history from its Medieval origins to its overseas connections.

Dani Wootton, Time Team’s finds specialist and community archaeology enthusiast, says: “We’re very excited to be working with the local community to discover more about Modbury’s history.” Local resident, Rosemary Parker, adds: “Modbury History Society is very excited to welcome the renowned Time Team to Modbury. It’s a wonderful opportunity for residents to delve into the past by taking part in the mini digs led by a team of world class experts and to reveal hidden secrets of our ancient and beautiful town.”

Time Team will be supported by over 8,000 global subscribers on the membership platform, Patreon, who will be treated to ‘Dig Watch’ updates from the site over the weekend. The completed episode will then be released worldwide in a three-part premiere on YouTube. The episode will feature regulars Carenza Lewis, John Gater, Stewart Ainsworth and Helen Geake, as well as presenter Gus Casely-Hayford OBE, Devon’s own buildings expert, Richard Parker, and genealogist, Sophie Kay.

Time Team creator and Series Producer, Tim Taylor, says: “I love digs that get everyone involved. We can’t wait to get started!”

This venture builds on the work of Time Team’s earlier Dig Village community project in Dunster, Somerset, and follows their ‘Band of Brothers’ dig with Operation Nightingale in Wiltshire. Upcoming episodes will investigate an Anglo-Saxon cemetery in Norfolk and a Knights Hospitaller preceptory, an ancient Greek settlement and a Medieval shipwreck.

Time Team first aired in 1994 on the UK’s Channel 4. Today, the show is watched in over 50 countries worldwide. Vintage episodes are available on the Time Team Classics YouTube channel, which has over 200,000 subscribers worldwide.

Time Team relaunched independently in 2020 with the support of thousands of fans worldwide on the platform Patreon. New episodes hosted by Dr Gus Casely-Hayford, OBE are available on the Time Team Official YouTube channel, which recently surpassed 160,000 subscribers and 10 million views.

This weekend (16th to 18th June), Time Team will visit the West Country for a special dig in the South Devon community of Modbury. Working closely with local residents, volunteers, the primary school, and even the local scout troop, Time Team will trace the settlement’s history, from its Medieval origins and involvement in the English Civil War, up to its fascinating overseas connections.

Dani Wootton, Time Team’s finds specialist and community archaeology enthusiast, has helped spearhead the project. She says: “We’re very excited to be working with the local community to discover more about Modbury’s history.” Local resident, Rosemary Parker, adds: “Modbury History Society is very excited to welcome the renowned Time Team to Modbury. It’s a wonderful opportunity for residents to delve into the past by taking part in the mini digs led by a team of world class experts and to reveal hidden secrets of our ancient and beautiful town.”

Time Team will be supported by over 8,000 global subscribers on the membership platform, Patreon, who will be treated to ‘Dig Watch’ updates from the site. The completed episode will then be released worldwide in a three-part premiere on YouTube. The venture builds on the work of Time Team’s earlier Dig Village community project in Dunster, Somerset.

Time Team creator and Series Producer, Tim Taylor, says: “I love digs that get everyone involved. We can’t wait to get started!” Time Team has ambitions plans and will soon be announcing its vision for the next 12 months ahead.

This weekend (16th to 18th June), Time Team will visit the West Country for a unique dig in Modbury, South Devon. Working closely with the local community, including volunteers, the primary school, and even the local scout troop, Time Team aims to trace the settlement’s history from its Medieval origins to its overseas connections.

Dani Wootton, Time Team’s finds specialist and community archaeology enthusiast, is leading the project. She says: “We’re very excited to be working with the local community to discover more about Modbury’s history.” Local resident

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