As part of its comprehensive archaeological investigations in advance of building a new nuclear power station at Wylfa on Anglesea, Horizon is inviting members of the public to get involved in a community dig at the site. Volunteers will help Horizon uncover the past and record the fascinating historical information they find.
The work will take place this summer as Horizon undertakes more investigations following last year’s site-wide archaeological evaluations. This will help gain a better understanding of the discoveries from the earlier works.
The excavations will remove the soil from each of the investigation areas, allowing the amateur archaeologists from the community to work alongside Horizon’s specialists to reveal and record their findings. With the digs complete and the information safely recorded, Horizon will restore the land to its original condition.
Richard Foxhall, Stakeholder Relations Manager at Horizon, said: “We need to conduct more of these archaeological studies and want to offer local people the chance to help us dig, ensuring we have a complete record of the history of our corner of North Wales.”
“We’ll be holding community digs throughout August and if people want to come and join us they should get in touch. We’ll provide professional guidance and all the equipment, so you just need to bring your natural curiosity and a willingness to get your hands dirty!”
Anybody wanting to express an interest in joining the community dig should contact Horizon freephone on 0800 954 9516 or email firstname.lastname@example.org before 26 July.