A community archaeology program was always a major part of the project plan.
Our aim was to increase the knowledge and awareness of the heritage of Cresswell for a wide audience, including schools, young people, volunteers, visitors, and the local community. To provide volunteers, school children, young people and members of the public with participation and training opportunities in archaeological fieldwork and the chance to contribute to safeguarding an important heritage landmark of south east Northumberland. We made provision for at least 50 volunteers to participate and receive training in archaeological techniques together with provision for up to 100 school children who could be involved as fully as possible.
The links on the left will take you through some of the stages our archaeology program.