Digs take place in residents’ gardens

Barnsley Central MP Dan Jarvis visits the first test pit of the 2013 archaeological test pit season in Athersley, New Lodge and Smithies.
Barnsley Central MP Dan Jarvis visits the first test pit of the 2013 archaeological test pit season in Athersley, New Lodge and Smithies.

Barnsley Central MP Dan Jarvis visited gardens in Smithies, where archaeological digging was going on. Pottery, glass and iron slag were found.

Over the coming months, 45 digs will be held in the town to check sites for historical remains where planning applications have been made.