Volunteers are invited to help with an archaeological dig that aims to unearth evidence of a medieval burial site in the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park.

The National Park Authority is working with Dyfed Archaeological Trust to excavate around the site of a ruined medieval chapel in Porthclew, near Freshwater East.

The three-week project, which starts tomorrow, July 28th, is funded by Cadw and organisers are keen for local people to take part. Visitors will also be able to find out what’s going on during site tours on Tuesdays to Saturdays at 3pm.

National Park archaeologist Polly Groom: “We’ve been given special permission by the landowner to excavate here, so this is a unique opportunity for local people to find out more about the history of their area.

“We know there must be a sizeable cemetery here, so we want to know just how big it is, how important it is and how best we can look after it.

“People can get involved by coming to the site tours or by volunteering to help.”

Polly will be uploading dig diaries onto the Dyfed Archaeological Trust’s website, which will be linked to the park authority’s site.

Polly added: “The more people know about their area the more they are likely to look after it.”

If you would like to help with the dig or want site tour information, call 0845 345 7275.