We're extending a very warm welcome to the Fane Road Archaeology Group (FRAG) who have officially affiliated to the Jigsaw network of local archaeology and history groups. This is a Peterborough-based community archaeology group, and the first based outside Cambridgeshire to join our network. The Heritage Lottery Funded term of the project was only for groups within the modern county of Cambridgeshire but we are now in a position to to affiliate groups beyond this area. The Oakington and Westwick History Society also affiliated to Jigsaw earlier in 2017 and so we continue to grow the popularity and reach of our network.

The Fane Road Archaeology Group developed out of the community excavation of a Roman villa in 2014 in Peterborough as part of a Heritage Lottery Funded project in partnership with Oxford Archaeology East, and the group have continued to undertake excavation at the site during the summer months. FRAG's next workshop takes place on Wednesday 6th December at 7pm at The Parkway Sports & Social Club on Maskew Avenue in Peterborough. Paul Clarkson will be leading a workshop on how to examine archaeological animal bones to identify, measure and age them.

FRAG have a website covering upcoming events in the Peterborough area and a lot of background information about the area's archaeology: https://peterborougharchaeology.org/

If you are interested in affiliating your existing archaeology or history society (in Cambridgeshire or a neighbouring county) or finding out how to set up a new group, please contact us for more information.