Key Dates

11 October – Formal site closure.

9th AugustWe confirm that the schedule for the dig will be:

  • Monday 11th September, One day for non-invasive investigations
  • Wednesday thro’ Friday, 20th to 29th September are the 10 ‘Dig Days’
  • Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th September are formal site-prep days

Contact us if you want to be involved in the action!

The 3rd of August is the day we received email confirmation that the HLF had approved our Grant Funding  We did have a phone call on  Friday 21st July, but we were advised to ‘keep it to ourselves’. A letter of confirmation arrived on 5th August.

We can now proudly display the logo.

hlfhi_blk (20mm)

On the 12th June we received a letter from the Heritage Lottery Fund with the following important paragraphs regarding our application.

A decision on your application will be made at the next available meeting after the eight week assessment period has passed. Your application has been provisionally allocated to a meeting that will take place on 20 July 2017.”

This statement is very important too.

“Please note that, if your project is successful, you will need to wait for our agreement before making any public announcements or starting your project.”

In the beginning …..

This story starts almost two years ago and it was documented in the first letter to Derby City Council from our Chairman, Alan Bradwell. The date was – 13 November 2015. There’s been a lot of water under the bridge!