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Bexley Archaeological Group to receive £7,000 grant

PUBLISHED: 09:29 20 November 2012

Members of Bexley Archaeological Group on a dig

Members of Bexley Archaeological Group on a dig

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TV historian Michael Wood backed a grant of £7,000 being awarded to Bexley Archaeological Group (BAG) as part of a new Heritage Lottery Fund scheme.

The group is one of the first to benefit from All Our Stories grant programme, which aims to get people involved in the heritage of their area.

It has been developed in support of BBC Two’s Great British Stories, presented by Mr Wood.

He said: “We British love our history.

“It is really tremendous that the people of Bexley will be inspired to get involved to tell their own story and to dig deeper into their own past.”

The cash will allow the BAG to hold five workshops and follow up sessions to help up to 100 people tell the story of where they live.

The workshops will explore the use of maps, photographs, censuses and other records as well as training on digging a test pit.

Sue Bowers, the head of the Heritage Lottery Fund for London, said: “This grant will allow the people of Bexley to embark on a real journey of discovery.”

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