This remarkable image is just a small part of the amazing Roman mosaic found last summer in the parish of Boxford. It is an image of Hercules slaying a centaur. Fund raising has started in earnest for the 2019 dig to uncover its full extent. The mosaic has been examined by experts and described as the most important Roman mosaic find in Great Britain for the last 50 years. It received widespread national and international coverage when it was discovered last year.
This community project is a collaboration between the Boxford History Project (BHP) and the Berkshire Archaeology Research Group (BARG) overseen by a professionals from Cotswold Archaeology. Volunteers come in the main from Boxford and the surrounding area but all are welcome. We will be looking for volunteers for August/September next year – you don’t need previous experience, just enthusiasm and genuine interest…..and an ability to smile through all weathers! So please get in touch if you would like to volunteer by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
£25,346.00 has been raised so far, with £34,367.46 to find! Greenham Common Trust has offered to match fund pound for pound donations up to £5000 through The Good Exchange funding platform . More detailed information about the project can be found on the Good Exchange website https://app.thegoodexchange.com/project/12262/boxford-history-project/the-wondrous-boxford-mosaic……………………and you can also make a donation if you wish – it’s really easy………….and don’t forget Greenham Common Trust will double it!