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Our Archaeological Dig

The Dig, funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and the Cardiff YMCA (1910) Trust was led by professional archaeologists Dr Tim Young of GeoArch and Louise Mumford, Archivist of The Cathedral School, Llandaff.  


Local schools brought 288 children to take part and experience the fun and learning involved in an archaeological dig.   And they learnt about the history of the ‘city within a city’ from local storyteller, Dick Berry.  Llandaff 50+ and Llandaff Society volunteers worked throughout the event.


There was a viewing area for locals and visitors to see the dig in progress, and many booked a session to try digging or washing and identifying any finds.




Llandaff 50+ held a community archaeological dig between Monday 16th September and Friday 27th September.   

Now that the Dig is over, the site will be redeveloped to become our Centre for Older People and a Heritage Information Centre for Llandaff, funded by Welsh Government and the National Lottery Community Fund.  The Centre will be an eco-friendly building with solar slates, a sedum roof and rainwater harvesting, to flush the accessible toilet and Llandaff 50+ will be working with local schoolchildren to monitor the effectiveness of the eco-friendly design.  With the help of architects Downs Merrifield, the aim is to produce a Centre for older people and Llandaff that is both financially and ecologically sustainable.

More details of the Dig will be posted very soon………….