Project Florence is a Heritage Lottery Funded project, which aims to involve local families and volunteers in the heritage of South Wiltshire.
During June and July 2012, Wessex Archaeology and the army are running an excavation of a multi-period site on Salisbury Plain, as part of the army’s Operation Nightingale initiative.
Operation Nightingale is a pilot project established by Sergeant Diarmaid Walshe of the 1st Battalion The Rifles and Richard Osgood, Senior Historic Advisor of the Defence Infrastructure Organisation (DIO). The project aims to meet a demand amongst wounded soldiers for viable rehabilitation programmes, in this case utilising heritage primarily through learning field archaeology skills.
You can find out more about the excavation and the project on our Operation Nightingale webpages.
Project Florence aims to tell people about Operation Nightingale and the 2012 excavations on Salisbury Plain, by involving local families and volunteers. Want to get involved? Check out our Volunteer pages.
Over the year there will be events, activities, a local roadshow and even a film premiere. Explore our Events pages to find out more.
Keep up-to-date with what is going on through the Operation Nightingale/Project Florence blog.
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