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Buried Bouskell showcased in film

Buried Bouskell Volunteer 1

A twenty-minute feature of the Buried Bouskell project, including the Community Dig and restoration of the Ice House at Bouskell Park in Blaby, is being released by Blaby District Council.

The Buried Bouskell film looks back at the six-day Community Dig, with more than 100 volunteers taking part to dig test pits and looking for historical artefacts. It also takes an in-depth look at the Ice House restoration, including never-seen-before footage from inside the ice house during the work.

The film will be able to view on Facebook and YouTube on Monday 13 September at 11am.

During the dig, a number of finds were discovered, including 12-14th century pottery, a cobbled surface and a Victorian-era lead shot. These were made thanks to the 100 volunteers who worked through all weather conditions at the end of June.

The film was funded through the Heritage Lottery Fund, which awarded the Council £156,000 towards the £171,000 project to both restore the Ice House and to hold the Community Dig.

Councillor Sharon Coe, Portfolio Holder for Health, Wellbeing, Community Engagement and Business Support, said: “We are so excited to share this video with you. Not only is it a chance for the volunteers to relive their experience, but it gives us the chance to show the whole district just how much work has gone into the Buried Bouskell project.

“We wouldn’t have been able to do this without the lottery funding, which has helped us to find out so much more about our historic park.”

07 September 2021
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