The University of Salford’s archaeology department is looking for volunteers to help them excavate a historic hall in Rochdale that has origins stretching back to 1414.
The register of volunteers is now open for the summer excavations at Balderstone Hall in the town, where archaeologists will help people learn new skills and find out more about their local history.
Volunteers will focus on the cellars which were filled in when the Hall was demolished in 1967, as these are believed to contain the highest number of potential finds.
The project is part of Dig Greater Manchester, which will involve over 9,000 people taking part in archaeological projects over four-and-a-half years in 11 boroughs in the region. It is being funded by the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities and managed by the University of Salford.
Digs have already been carried out in Leigh, Radcliffe and Tameside and Bolton: where hundreds of people unearthed large numbers of artefacts relating to the history of their local areas.