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Menna Bell

Community Archaeology Training Placement with Dyfed Archaeological Trust, April 2011 - April 2012

Menna Bell, Community Archaeology trainee 2011 - 2012

Meet Menna:

"Hello! I’m Menna, originally from Carmarthenshire and a graduate in Archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology at UCL in London.

"This placement will actually be a bit of homecoming and a very privileged opportunity for me in particular as 'home' is actually just outside Llandeilo. I have also volunteered for the Dyfed Archaeological Trust since 2004 and subsequently my first access to archaeology was via the Trust. I thoroughly enjoyed volunteering. It was a great opportunity to meet new people, learn new skills and if nothing else, endure the joys of the Welsh weather in good company and high morale! It was very rewarding! I feel very fortunate to soon become involved in community archaeology as 'community archaeologist' (albeit a trainee one at least) in my local community and hope that in this placement I can help enable more access and involvement in our local heritage for others. Dyfed Archaeological Trust has been very successful with their community archaeology endeavours over the years and I am very grateful for this opportunity to work with them on 'the other side' this year.

"After the placement I hope that I can continue what I have learnt elsewhere if not in Wales, but in the meanwhile I am very much looking forward to what’s to come!

"Hwyl am nawr! (bye for now!)"

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