East Surrey Museum organised a children’s archaeological dig at Queen’s Park in June, as part of the Caterham Festival. Curator Peter Connelly was delighted to see so many eager children and their parents come along to have a go, and was amazed by what they discovered:
"Among the bricks and rusty bottle tops there were some really interesting finds, including a Louis XVI douze denier coin of the 1790s, a Victorian florin from 1853, and the handle of a pottery skillet from the Tudor period. We’ve now put all the finds on display in the museum, so do come in and have a look.
I’d like to thank Tandridge District Council, Caterham Rotary, Surrey Community Archaeology, Caterham Festival and all the volunteers for their support. Given the level of interest shown by everybody who attended, it’s definitely an activity we will do again.”