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Archaeology secrets are to be uncovered

The 2013 dig excavated sections of a former leper hospital on the park site.

The 2013 dig excavated sections of a former leper hospital on the park site.

Secrets uncovered from an archaeological dig are set to be revealed next week.

Work was carried out last year at Northumberland Park in North Shields last year which revealed some of the area’s medieval history.

And during the dig parts of a former 13th century leper hospital – St Leonards – were uncovered on the site.

The park is currently being renovated as part of a project by North Tyneside Council to reinstate lost features and improve the park as a visitor destination.

The Friends of Northumberland Park group are hosting a talk for those people involved in last year’s dig on Tuesday, February 4.

Guest speaker will be archaeologist Richard Carlton, who ran the archaeological project at the park last year.

Richard will give an information presentation about last year’s dig and what was unearthed – plus what this year’s project hopes to discover and how volunteers can get involved.

Renovation at Northumberland Park, which is being funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, is scheduled to be completed in the autumn this year.

 

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