We are looking for volunteers to support our annual archaeological excavation at Chester Farm in July 2017
Further excavations will take place at Chester Farm in the next few years and who knows what will be found. This will develop our understanding of the surviving archaeology and give our volunteers the chance to 'have a go'.
I meet local historian Jon-Paul Carr who undoubtedly has the largest collection of photographs, maps and papers covering the Irchester parish which includes Chester Farm – an extraordinary 20,000 items and still growing.
Very recent work has included the excavation of a Roman well - the first time one has been investigated in the project.
The path of any project doesn't always run smoothly and we had a very low moment in 2010 when the farmhouse of Chester Farm was severely damaged by fire, due to an electrical fault.