Sunderland schoolchildren take part in dig at historic Hylton Castle
Children at two Wearside schools dug deep to discover more about the history of Sunderland’s only castle.
Pupils from both Hylton Castle and St Benet’s Primary schools were among visitors to a two-week archaeological dig in the grounds of Hylton Castle.
The dig, led by professional archaeologists from Northern Archaeological Associates (NAA) Ltd working together with volunteers, was the latest stage in the restoration of this historic landmark and its grounds.
Funding of £2.9million from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF) supported by an additional £1.5million from Sunderland City Council, the... read more
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