Young History and Archaeology Club
YHAC meets monthly on Saturday afternoons at the Time and Tide Museum. The club is supervised by fully accredited society members, supported by historians from the Time and Tide and is affiliated to the National Council for British Archaeology. Thanks to funding from Historic England the club is free to join.
YHAC will be taking new members from September 2019 so if you are a budding historian or a would-be archaeologist between the ages of 8 and 16 , or know somebody who might be, please email the society on email@example.com for more information.
YHAC Test Pit
In late summer the Great Yarmouth Young History and Archaeology group was asked by Great Yarmouth Preservation Trust to organise and host an archaeological excavation inside the town walls. Digging this one metre square test pit proved to be intriguing and great fun! In the morning the young people learnt how to set out, dig, sieve spoil and then wash and catalogue the resulting finds. By lunchtime the group had excavated to a depth of 25cm and surprisingly had found shards of Georgian and medieval pot. The young people discharged their duties well and, in the afternoon, did a fantastic job in welcoming members of the public to join us. Careful exploration revealed a set of brass buttons, two WW2 bullet casings and a George V halfpenny. By the end of the day we had revealed the interior wall of a Victorian structure at a depth of 60cm which mysteriously had a void underneath - we did not have time to explore further! We’re looking forward piecing together these upside-down discoveries so we can build an archaeological picture of the town’s wall.