An archaeological experience: uncover the history of Tresco
Join the Cornwall Archaeology group along with local guide Dr Katherine Sawyer and the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust to uncover what lies on the wild North end of Tresco...
|Sunday 22nd October|
|Already on Tresco - Meet at New Grimsby Quay at 10.40am and join the group.|
|On St Mary's - pop over on the 10.15am St Mary's Association's boat|
Heading to the Tregarthen Hill entrance graves on Tresco for a day of fantastic discovery. With the expertise of the Cornwall Archaeology Society, Dr Katherine Sawyer - our local Scilly guide - and the Isles of Scilly Wildlife Trust, learn about the rich past of Tresco and what lies beneath the wild, rugged rocks of the North end. Vegetation clearance - tools provided.
With King Charles' Castle and Cromwell's Castle around the corner, the area is steeped in history and there is much to explore. These ancient graves are littered across the landscape and this event will ensure that they are monitored and maintained.
Although a wealth of information will be shared on the day, the atmosphere will be relaxed and will aim to make archaeological discovery fun for all. Whether you are staying on Tresco or not, all are welcome to come along and learn about what lurks beneath the gorse and heather.
No need to book. Wear appropriate clothing and walking shoes and bring refreshment.
(For anyone on St Mary's, The St Mary's Boatmen Association will be running a service to Tresco in the morning (10.15am) so keep an eye out for more information).