If you’ve been inspired by television programmes like Time Team, or Meet The Ancestors, you will be interested in the work of the South Leeds Archaeology (SLA) group.
Formed fourteen years ago the group of volunteers have worked a number of ‘digs’ in the area including a mining survey in Middleton Park and the discovery of the ‘Ice House’ attached to Middleton Lodge, which South Leeds Life reported on in 2013
Although there used to be several similar groups in Leeds, SLA is only remaining group in the city and they are looking for new members. The group meets monthly at their new base at Rothwell Community Hub (the old library) and is planning a programme of talks open to the public. The programme will include prominent regional professional speakers together with talks from our own and other community volunteer archaeologists.
They will also be repeating their ‘Introduction to Community Based Archaeology’ – a series of five evening sessions during April and May and are about to take bookings for what should prove to be a popular course. Members of SLA will also have opportunities to take part in various archaeological investigations both within SLA and with other regional volunteer groups.
For further information and to discuss the above please contact: Helena Jenks firstname.lastname@example.org 07981 024088 , or Mike Turpin email@example.com 07711 002102; or visit the SLA website at: southleedsarchaeology.wordpress.com for the latest information about SLA.