Volunteers excavate Sherwood Forest

According to legend, Robin Hood married Maid Marian in Edwinstowe, a village near the Major Oak, the legendary shelter for the outlaw and his band of Merry Men. Now volunteers are helping to excavate the area looking for Sherwood Forest's medieval past.

Andy Gaunt, director of Mercian Archaeological Services is using more than 100 volunteers for the project. By digging one-metre test pits in different people's gardens we can look at different areas of the village and we can find artefacts from different periods, and we can use those to date those different parts of the village," he said.