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Wartime history of the Surrey Hills to be explored at Reigate Fort

PUBLISHED: 13:46 16 January 2013 | UPDATED: 22:37 20 February 2013

Wartime history of the Surrey Hills to be explored at Reigate Fort

Wartime history of the Surrey Hills to be explored at Reigate Fort

Our county's wartime history is about to undergo in-depth exploration with archaeologists and volunteers aiming to shed light on a part of Surrey's history that has been little explored.

Photo: Andrew Butler


Our countys wartime history is about to undergo in-depth exploration with archaeologists and volunteers aiming to shed light on a part of Surreys history that has been little explored.


Surrey County Councils archaeological unit (SCAU) will be working over the next two years to uncover the secrets of Reigate Fort, as part of a Heritage Lottery Funded project.


The project, which is the first of its kind, is a great opportunity for those with an interest in military history and archaeology to join in and SCAU are looking for participants to help with lots of exciting roles.


Working alongside the National Trust, the Gatton Trust and the Surrey Hills Board, the wider project, called Frontline Surrey Hills, has received 50,000 of funding and is looking to recruit volunteers to help with a range of archaeological work.


No experience is necessary to take part in the project and there is a range of roles and opportunities open to everyone.


SCAU are looking for participants to carry out surveys of World War Two military structures within the vicinity of the fort.


Initially, the sites observation post will be archaeologically surveyed and recorded and, as part of the continuing project, local communities and participants will be able to help debate and draft a plan for the future use and conservation of the structures.


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