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Over 100 visitors come to Open Day

Fine weather saw a very successful Open Day with over 100 visitors joining the tours of the excavations led by Rob Wallace. Bridge Farm has never been the easiest site to explain and this central area with its plethora of industrial pits and hearths is no exception. We have always sought answers but seem to reveal more and more questions. But in many ways that is what makes Bridge Farm so fascinating as we continue to investigate its perplexing, pottery rich archaeology.

The first tour of the day files across to the site

Project Director, Rob Wallace, explaining the site to a later group

The new Finds Unit also proved very popular with the selection of finds from both this year and previous trenches presented by our Finds Coordinator, Nancy Wiginton. The artefacts on display included pottery, decorated Samian, fibular brooches, and coins, bone pins, plus the unique Roman-period timber rafter ends from the 2014 excavation.

Carved bone hairpin Selected artefacts displayed for the Open Day

Decorated Samian bowls and dishes Bronze fibula brooches

Many thanks to Jade, Richard, Ian, Matt, Nancy, Mike and Lindsay for their help on the day

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