26th July 2012:

At the launch of Jigsaw Cambridgeshire

Jigsaw was officially launched on 27th March in Cambridge. The project, funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, is a joint venture by Oxford Archaeology East and Cambridgeshire County Council to provide training, equipment and professional advice to local history societies carrying out historical research, excavation, artefact identification, and recording.

At the launch, Stephen Macaulay said: ‘Jigsaw has been a long-term aim of both ourselves and the archaeologists at Cambridgeshire County Council. This lottery grant enables us to provide opportunities as never before for the huge number of people who have an interest in their local heritage and archaeology throughout the county.’

Cambridgeshire County Councillor David Harty, Cabinet Member for Learning, said: ‘Cambridgeshire is full of history and it is something that binds local communities together. Our archaeology events are very well attended and this money will help strengthen the work we are already carrying out with our partners in the community.’