The £1.5m grant received from the Heritage Lottery Fund will help the South Lakes to uncover more about their history.
Vanessa Champion, a volunteer archeologist, is excited about what the money means for the area.
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Fine, dry Bank Holiday Monday. Turning wet from the south overnight into Tuesday. Showery midweek. Improving on Thursday, but for how long?
Emma brings you Monday's forecast for the Border region
Kerrie brings you Sunday night's forecast