North West Dig Dates & Information

WRG (NW) digs 2018 - unless otherwise stated, please contact Ju Davenport for all digs information and bookings:

3-10 October - Montgomery Canal - rolling camp - whichever days you are available
(possible extension to 13 October)

360 excavator and dumper drivers required in addition to anyone else who is able to come.  In addition to the excavator and dumper work, there is a tree being removed, removing rubble infill from behind the wall of the cottage and replacing it with puddle clay. A smaller, but important, job is replacing failed polymer sealant in joints on the outside of the wall. Accommodation will be in Llanymynech Church Hall.  Please contact Ju Davenport for all enquiries and to let her know if you are attending.

3-4 November - Reunion weekend at Lichfield - centrally booked - please contact Head Office

8-9 December - Utoxeter Canal & Christmas dinner - please contact Ju Davenport

Further weekend dig dates will be advised here when details are decided.


Whether or not you need a lift, please let the Ju Davenport (See WRG NW Contact Us) know that you're going, so that meals and accommodation can be organised in advance.

Transport to weekend digs can usually be arranged from Manchester, leaving on a Friday evening (often about 7:30 pm from Failsworth or City Centre). WRG transport is FREE.

The cost of food is usually £10 for a full weekend (2 Breakfast, 2 Lunches and 1 Evening Meal) or £2 for a single meal. Accommodation is FREE, but usually quite basic.

Please note that dates shown as Jan 1-2, say, signify a weekend camp with accommodation, whereas Jan 1/2 signifies two 1-day digs without accommodation.  If anyone needs accommodation for local (to Manchester) digs, this can usually be arranged - please let us know.

·         More exploratory work on the railway embankment at Pant with accommodation in Llanymynech Church Hall.  There may be some machine work though this is to be confirmed. Contact Malcolm Bridge