Milton Dig

Milton Dig 2018

During July 2018 WE Great Place and Heritage Action Zone supported a two-week long excavation of the Forge Playing Fields near Elsecar looking for the remains of the mighty Milton Ironworks.

The excavation combined different elements of heritage, arts and community involvement and gained wide reaching support and sparked the community’s interest. The dig itself involved in excess of 100 participants, 55 school children from 3 local schools and over 300 volunteer hours.

We were 5 of the volunteers on a very hot July morning. It was a fantastic opportunity and we all loved it. Thank you.

The finds and what they tell us about the historic site were shared at a celebration event on the 22nd of November 2018, you can learn more about the project here.