A COMMUNITY archaeology dig will begin in Gravesend on Monday (July 9).

The excavation, which is organised by Kent County Council, will be held at medieval Randall Manor, in the heart of the Shorne Woods Country Park.

Volunteers and youngsters from schools in the area will unearth new treasures within the 13th Century manor, as part of the three-week project.

Randall Manor was occupied for more than 100 years by the de Cobham family and although nothing survives above the ground, archaeologists began excavating the ruins 7 years ago.

So far, they have unearthed the manor’s kitchen and the main buildings, where the Lord would have lived, and this is where focus will remain this year.

The dig will be open every day until July 29, apart from July 18 and 25 – no booking is required.

Visit kent.gov.uk/randallmanor.