The archaeology team at the Museum of Liverpool is working in partnership with Merseyside Archaeological Society on the Rainford's Roots community archaeology project. This is a Heritage Lottery Funded project which aims to undertake archaeological investigations in the village of Rainford, near St Helens, to explore the post-medieval pottery and clay pipe manufacturing industries in the area.
"The site was so rich in finds! Each time a corner of pottery emerged, we held our breath." Rainford’s Roots volunteer
It’s a chance for local people to gain skills and experience by volunteering on excavations, processing finds and getting involved in a range of other activities. The finds will be displayed locally, there will be open days and talks to enable people to see what’s been discovered.
Read updates about the Rainford's Roots project on the blog.
Visit the Rainford's Roots website to find out more about the project.
During July 2014 there is a Rainford's Roots display in the Museum of Liverpool atrium.
Merseyside Archaeological Society has been involved in numerous community and archaeology projects, bringing together those interested in the archaeology and heritage of the Merseyside region. Find out more on the Merseyside Archaeological Society website.
Rainford’s Roots project officer, Sam Rowe, shows visitors at the Museum of Liverpool some of the finds from archaeological excavations in Rainford