Expert archaeologists on hand for guided tours around dig site in Stepney Green
The Museum of London and Crossrail will open up an archaeological dig in Stepney Green Park to the public this Saturday.
The borough’s school children already had a chance to tour the dig site this week at which the museum’s archaeologists are hoping to uncover the 16th century Worcester House.
The site, which also stretches into the grounds of the Stepney City Farm, is going to be used to construct a ventilation shaft as part of the massive Crossrail development, from March onwards.
Visitors can learn from experts on site, where archaeologists also expect to find the remains of a meeting house built in 1674 for a notable early Protestant non-conformist congregation.
The dig is open from 9am to 3pm with guided tours starting on the hour, the last one being at 2pm and visitors can meet at the All Saints Church in Stepney High Street.
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The museum and Crossrail will negotiate over how best to record and preserve any remains found in the 60 metre wide area which will accommodate the 35 metre deep shaft.
Crossrail is building a 118 kilometre high-speed rail line which will run from Maidenhead and Heathrow in the west to Shenfield and Abbey Wood in the east.
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