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Hopes of uncovering history at 900 year old abbey

An abbey that was damaged in an arson attack in 2006 will now undergo excavation work. It's hoped will provide snapshot of what life was really like at the 900 year old abbey.

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Want to get your hands dirty?

Archeologist at a dig in Abbeytown are calling on more people to get involved.

It's hoped the excavations at Holme Cultram Abbey will reveal more about it's 900 year history.

Naomi Hewitt who works for the Solway Wetlands Landscape Partnership Scheme wants more local people to get involved.

Work is being carried out on the field next to the abbey, Monday to Friday, between 10am and 4pm.

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