Open Days in Fornham All Saints and Kentford

Over 500 visitors came to our recent public events in Suffolk; the first of a planned series of Open Days at our major Iron Age and Roman excavation in Fornham All Saints, and a display of the excavation results from our 2015 excavation of an Anglo-Saxon settlement site at Kentford

Fornham All Saints

The event at the excavation site on Saturday 30th April included a large display detailing the various stages of this long running project, from the evaluations of 2013 through to the current results of this phase of excavation. Throughout the day, members of Suffolk Archaeology’s excavation team led tours around the site to see the uncovered evidence of Iron Age settlement and watch other staff continue with the excavation of a series of Iron Age storage pits.

We were delighted with the fantastic response to the Open Day, over 360 people attended and we received great feedback from the many visitors. We are planning on providing regular updates as the excavation unfolds, with further Open Days and opportunities for volunteers in the coming months. Keep an eye on our Facebook page or here for details.

We would like to thank Countryside and Breheny for their cooperation in making this day such a great success and of course our staff and everyone who attended.

A site tour at Fornham All Saints

Visitors at Fornham All Saints watching the excavation in progress


The display at St Mary's Church on Saturday 7th May, showing the discoveries from our excavation of a previously unknown Anglo-Saxon settlement at Kentford Lodge in late 2015, attracted over 170 visitors during the course of the day.

We would like to thank St Mary's Church and Kentford PCC, Matthew Homes Ltd and members of Gazeley History Society for their help in creating the event, our staff and everyone who attended.

Visitors to the display at St Mary's church, Kentford

Visitors to the display at St Mary's church, Kentford