Delving into the borough’s past

Residents of Doncaster are learning from professional acrhaeologists in a WEA Archaeology Project at Bentley Library.. Picture: Andrew Roe
Residents of Doncaster are learning from professional acrhaeologists in a WEA Archaeology Project at Bentley Library.. Picture: Andrew Roe

ADULT learners had the chance to dig into the past with the help of professional archaeologists after a project was awarded a £200,000 lottery grant.

The event was part of a new project launched by the Workers’ Education Association (WEA).

People from Bentley who are members of the group, many of whom have dyslexia, worked alongside WEA tutor Dr David Mercer to learn all about the heritage of the area.

They will also be using archaeology as a way of finding out how people used to live at different times during the past at a launch event in Bentley Library, High Street.

Throughout the project learners will be able to visit Conisbrough Castle, Doncaster Museum and Pontefract Castle in a bid to discover more about how people lived at different times in the past.