News from A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme from Helen O’Hara, Senior Community Archaeologist for MOLA headland Infrastructure:

We’d love to see some of your members at any of these and do introduce yourselves if you see me there, I can tell them about other upcoming activities!

  1. Our media launch was last week and there was wide coverage across local and national press, TV and Radio Cambs and the website is live: There is  a series of regular news blogs now and an events sections where they will find all details of public events such as our open day and Time Truck activities.
  2. Social media can be found on facebook and twitter @a14c2h (where the news of diversions & construction is posted) and using #A14Archaeology you will find some @mola and @headland social media posts.
  3. A14 Archaeology Open Day based at Brampton site offices near Huntingdon – this Saturday 7th April 10am – 5pm, drop in for free (no booking needed for this) to see: displays, hear a 15 min overview, meet archaeologists, see environmental and data team, do family dig box & recording, craft activities and view drone and general slideshows, also a live link and recorded site tour. Bookings for site tours on that day are now full as a result of the media last week.
  4. A14 Archaeology Open Day, groups only – this Sunday 8th April based at same location, at tour times starting at 14:15 (17 places max), 11:05 (28 places) , 10:25 (28 places) , 9:45 (28 places) in our order of preference, I have some availability to take additional groups, after booking all those on a long waiting list into their times.

    The intro talk + tour in our own minibuses departs from the same location, Brampton compound near Huntingdon, map attached.

    • Contact me as soon as you can by email to book a place, maximum of 28 at each tour time
    • Give your approx. number and confirm asap
    • Any physical access needs please ask if tour is suitable
    • Leave both your mobile number and email address
    • surfaces may be uneven underfoot, Strong footwear and outdoor waterproofs are needed
    • facilities at Brampton are fully accessible, less so on site but are available.
    • Bring own food if booking close to lunchtime, water and coffee/tea available.
  5. Time Truck family activities – the first one at Tesco, Bar Hill in half term on Thurs 31st May, 10:30 – 4:00, free of charge. Displays, selection of finds, activities including mini-dig with recording, craft activities.

    9th June Huntingdon River Festival

    14th July St Ives Carnival

    21st July Castle Hill Open Day, next to the HER archaeology open day behind Shire Hall.