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Legions flock to Newtown

Determined visitors to the Newtown Roman road excavation, © CPAT

Despite heavy rain, over 150 people took advantage of the organised Open Day and turned out to look around the ongoing excavation of the Roman road at the Tesco store development site in Newtown on July 14th - and, having braved the conditions, they all seemed very impressed by what they saw. There has been considerable interest in the work, but public access to the site has not been possible because of the demolition and building work going on. Tesco were keen to remedy this and arranged the Open Day to allow people to satisfy their curiosity.

Veni, vidi, vici ?

The CPAT digging team (and the odd Roman) were on hand to answer questions. The excavation is now nearing its end but the team will be working away, whatever the weather, to ensure the road's secrets are revealed and recorded before Tesco's new store starts to emerge from Newtown's former Smithfield market site.

Follow this link to find out more about Newtown's Roman road.

Since news of the Newtown Roman road first broke, the story has been carried by a number of news organisations and bloggers. See what some of them have to say by following the links below . . .

If you know of any more reports, let us know.

Chris Martin, July 2009

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