Friends of Szadvar at Dinnyes
It’s going to be the 10th ‘Save the Castle Week’ event we are preparing for right now. We plan to dig the excavation trenches on the Castle hill from July 31st to August 5th. But there is a long way to get there…
Being an NGO (Non-governmental Organization), we are not active in politics. However, the legal circumstances also affect our activities and possibilities. We just hope that the recent legal changes in Hungary will not block the path we started to follow 10 years ago. The path to saving the castle of Szadvar.
However, we may have to save this summer archeology event itself as well. The Museum 'Herman Otto' helps us by providing archeology support for the excavation in the castle. But the recent law changes apply to our cooperation as well. The Museum cannot provide this support for free, not even with different conditions from any other excavations which are ordered by big building companies.
Nevertheless, we are enthusiastic and cheerful. The volunteers would come from far reaches of the country to search for the hidden treasures – or at least the hidden walls from under the dirt. We work hard raising funds and organizing everything to enable them to contribute.
In the meantime we also had meetings with our partners. We were invited to the annual Civil award 2017 ceremony in Budapest. We were not awarded this time but the judges highlighted that our program is strong and they really appreciated our material.
There was the ‘Vitezlo’ hiking competition in Szendro. This town is located 10 miles away from Szadvar. Our members were actively helping the organizers of the event by registering the hikers and bikers at the checkpoints at Szendro and Szögliget.
We also attended the opening of the Hall of fame of the Hungarian Castle Researchers at the Dinnyes Castle Park. We are proud of Jozsef Petroczky, member of Friends of Szadvar who passed away in 2016. His name was also put on the wall among the famous researchers of the Hungarian cultural heritage.
Please see the attached pictures about these events.
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Civil 2017 awards ceremony
Szadvar T-shirts on the Vitezlo hiking competition
Szogliget checkpoint on the 'Vitezlo'
Pictures from 'Dinnyes Castle Park'
Our member on the Wall of fame