PEOPLE are invited to take part in a community excavation to unearth the hidden history of Eastcote House Gardens.

The digs, funded by Hillingdon Council and the Heritage Lottery Fund, will be taking place at the grounds in High Road, Eastcote, from Saturday, June 28, to Sunday, July 13. It is free to take part, but places are limited.

This is the first of a series of four excavations over the next four summers and is being professionally led and supervised by AOC Archaeology.

A number of free workshops and an open day will also be taking place on selected weekends in July.

Jean Palmer, borough deputy chief executive, said: “Over the next year or so, residents will see lots of improvements taking place to the buildings and gardens as part of our Heritage Lottery funded project." To register for a place or for the workshops, email