Children Visit Former Prison Site

Children Visit Former Prison Site

YAT’s Toby Kendall shows off exhibits to local schoolchildren

Children from schools across Northallerton have seen the archaeological dig at the town’s former prison at first hand.

And last week youngsters from Applegarth School checked out the latest find – a set of manacles found buried under the foundations of the world’s largest treadmill based at the site.

Members of York Archaeological Trust (YAT) come to the end of a month long excavation of the site on Saturday (September 30) – with a public open day.
Staff from Hambleton District Council and the Trust will be on hand to explain the excavated site – the original exercise yard, cells and a demolished boiler house chimney.

Gates open to visitors from 10am until 4pm (last admission 3pm). Sturdy shoes are recommended.


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