2,000 year old artefacts put on display for public to view at upcoming event

  • 11th March 2020 UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has now been postponed. A new date will be announced shortly. 
Careful excavation of one of the medieval saltwater filtration pits

11th March 2020 UPDATE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, this event has now been postponed. A new date will be announced shortly. 

Iron Age, Roman and Medieval pottery, animal bones, salt-making sites and other artefacts are amongst the items which have been excavated along a cable route in Lincolnshire.

The route, which starts at Horseshoe Point then passes Tetney, Waltham and Laceby will see 39 km of cable being laid before transporting clean electricity from Ørsted’s Hornsea Two offshore wind farm to the national grid substation at North Killingholme.

Renewable energy providers Ørsted and excavators Network Archaeology are inviting members of the public to attend an event which will showcase interesting items that have been dug up, before the items are sent to North Lincolnshire Museum in Scunthorpe for safekeeping.

Mike Wood from Network Archaeology said: “This is a great chance for us to share what we have found on the project with the communities who live nearby. We’re also able to share stories about the people who used to live here.”    

The event is due to take place on 23rd March at Bannatyne Health Club in Humberston between 14:00 – 19:00 and everyone is encouraged to come along.

Imran Nawaz, Stakeholder Advisor and Community Benefit Fund Manager for Ørsted said: “We welcome members of our local community to attend a fantastic opportunity for people to see first-hand some of the fascinating archaeological finds from along our cable route and to speak to the experts who will be able to share knowledge on the history of the local area.”

Ørsted’s Hornsea Two site is located 89 km off the coast of Yorkshire and when complete, will be the world’s largest offshore wind farm with a capacity of 1.4GW, sufficient to provide clean, sustainable energy to well over 1.3 million homes.

The event will showcase items which have been located along the southern section of the cable route which runs from Horseshoe Point, up to the A46. An additional event will be held for northern section items in the near future.

For more information, please contact:

Louise Elizabeth Thackwray
UK Media Relations Manager
loeth@orsted.co.uk
+44 79 7 9165849