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09 JunHoliday Inn Express Sets New Standards for Archaeological Excavations

The recently completed Community Excavation was a run away success. The volunteers dig team had a great time and made a major contribution to the archaeology of the scheme. They were also treated every morning by the Holiday Inn Express at Minster to coffee and pastries before they started work, thus setting a new standard in fieldwork comfort.

This kindness was part of the Inn’s support for the archaeology community programme. The support included providing parking and safe access to site for the first open days, showcasing an exhibition, and hosting a lunchtime event for community leaders before a visit to the excavations.

David Crawford White, the archaeology Outreach Officer for Oxford Wessex Archaeology said ‘we are very grateful for the support that Manager Paul Etheridge and his team have given us. It has made a real difference to the way we could arrange access to the community events. And with the coffee and pastries, our local volunteers are the envy of the professional archaeologists!’