We have been awarded the 2008 Ralph Merrifield Award for London Archaeology for the public outreach programme delivered at Prescot Street. We are all extremely proud of this award, which is another public recognition of the work we have so far done on the Prescot Street project. Special thanks should be given to Lorna at this point, who was the backbone of our outreach effort.

Chaz will be accepting the award at the 46th LAMAS Archaeology Conference on Saturday March 14th at the Museum in Docklands. Chaz will also be presenting a 20 minute presentation on the archaeological findings of the project so anyone interested in attending the conference should contact LAMAS now. LAMAS members get a small discount on the conference fees.

LAMAS is the London And Middlesex Archaeological Society. The Society was founded in 1855 ‘for the purpose of investigating the antiquities and early history of the Cities of London and Westminster and the Metropolitan County of Middlesex’.

As to Ralph Merrifield, if you don’t already know, he is a hero of London Archaeology he excavated and published extensively in London, His work “The Roman City of London” remains until today one of the key reference works for London Archaeologists. Fo further details, you can read his obituary from The Independent

It’s an honour to have your work recognised by your peers and we are all really proud to be getting the award!