‘A Town Unearthed: Folkestone Before 1500’ is a three year community archaeology project that began in summer 2010, working with the community to research and record the rich archaeological heritage and early history of Folkestone (including a Roman villa and an early Anglo Saxon Minster).
The project brings together historians, archaeologists and others to work with the community in exploring and sharing their past and, for the first time, producing a full and accessible story of Folkestone and the history of the people who have walked across and settled and formed its ancient landscape.
The project is led by Canterbury Christ Church University, Canterbury Archaeological Trust and Folkestone People’s History Centre, supported by a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund. Initial matching funding of £50,000 for the application to the HLF was provided by The Roger De Haan Charitable Trust.
Further infromation is available at http://www.atownunearthed.co.uk/