The Young Archaeologists' Club (YAC) is the only UK wide club for young people up to the age of 17 interested in archaeology. If you're aged 8 to 17 and are interested in archaeology, why not join us?
YAC launched in June with the BIG DIG at Ford Moss Colliery when budding young archaeologists experienced hands-on activities including
- Archaeological Excavation - basic archaeological excavation techniques
- Archaeological Skills - metal detecting, finds recording and more....
- Documentary Research - working with old documents and maps from archives
- Site Tour - how to look at and interpret historic landscapes.
Ford Moss Colliery was known to have been active from the 17th century. The coal mine largely operated along the northern and western edges of Ford Moss, where the ruin of an old engine house and a large brick chimney are the most obvious features.
The mine closed in 1918 but several of the miners who lived and worked at Ford Moss colliery in the late 19th century were depicted by Louisa Lady Waterford in her famous paintings on the walls of the school (now known as Lady Waterford Hall) which she built in Ford.