Archaeological adventures in Cassiobury Park

More than 150 people turned out for the free Archaeological Dig Open Day in Watford’s Cassiobury Park at the weekend.

Published: Monday, 20th June 2016

The event on Saturday followed two weeks of excavation at the site of the demolished Georgian Swiss Cottage.

Elected Mayor of Watford Dorothy Thornhill said: “It’s great to see so many people enjoyed a trip to the park while learning about the history of our wonderful town. Our archaeologist was so busy he could only take a half-hour break - we had lots of families and children as young as four taking part.”

People were able to talk to archaeologists, see the uncovered artefacts and learn more about the historic site during the open day organised by SW Herts Archaeological & Historical Society and Watford Council. Other attractions included tours of the trenches dug during the excavation, an art exhibition and various family activities.

The ‘Swiss’ cottage and grounds were used for picnics and parties for the Earl of Essex’s family and friends and included a small museum. You can read more about the history of the site here.

There are always lots of activities going on at Cassiobury Par.  For more information on this free activity please follow the link.

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