Pontefract Castle is one of the biggest, most notorious medieval castles in England, and we’ve been given three weeks to dig a hole that goes all the way to the bottom of the castle’s drawbridge pit!
But how will we dig such a deep hole? What will we find at the bottom? And why are we even embarking on such an ambitious mission?
In today’s video Chris (our Head of Fieldwork) and Maiya (our Head of Community) have a pre-dig pep talk to reveal why we’re returning to Pontefract Castle, and what we might find lurking in the deepest, darkest depths of the moat…
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Maiya Pina-Dacier

Head of Community at DigVentures, Maiya digs with a trowel in one hand, and a Twitter feed in the other. She reports on all our discoveries live from the trenches, and keeps our Site Hut full of the latest archaeology news. Got a story? Just drop her a line...

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