Project Florence Family Fun Day

Festival of British Archaeology

Saturday 21st July 2012

10am to 4pm

Salisbury Plain Training Area, access via event minibuses only

The event will give locals in the surrounding area the opportunity to see the army excavation of an Anglo-Saxon burial site in action. This excavation is being run as part of Operation Nightingale, a rehabilitation programme for soldiers wouned in Afghanistan.   Visitors can get involved in some of the activities, particularly examining and recording finds. They will be a range of hands-on activities suitable for the whole family.


The event is being organised by Wessex Archaeology's Project Florence, a Heritage Lottery Project, which aims to help locals found out about their heritage in South Wiltshire.  You can find out more about both projects on the Project Florence/Operation Nightingale blog.

Event Details

Regular minibuses will run from Salisbury, Tidworth and Bulford Camp providing transport to and from the site.  There are a limited number of places so booking is essential. 

Details about times and location for minibus pick up are still to be confirmed, but you can provisionally book a space.

To book or for more information contact:

Contact Us

If you want to get involved or have a quick chat to find out more, please contact 

Laura Joyner

Project Florence Officer, Wessex Archaeology

Office: 01722 326867

Mobile: 07872 419331