Digging out cash

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A SOUTH Wingfield local history group has been granted £500 worth of community funding by Derbyshire County Council.

The cheque was presented to the chairman, John Hardwick, and secretary Stu Wykes, of the history group by Chris Jackson, countryside ambassador of Derbyshire County Council.

The group has organised a big dig in the parish over the weekend of September 17 with the help of Y6 pupils from South Wingfield Primary School. The children have been excavating a practice pit over the past few weeks, already discovering pieces of medieval pottery and clay pipe fragments and have high hopes that the dig in September will uncover even more.