Castle dig reveals 19th century items

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A two-day archaeological dig near the site of Northampton Castle revealed some china and clay pipes believed to date back to the 19th century. 

The event was organised in the playing field of Spring Lane Primary School by Friends of Northampton Castle (FONC) and volunteers were invited to take part in the dig. 

Items found after two one-and-half-metre deep holes were dug included, pieces of china, clay pipes and garden pots. 

Marie Dickie, of FONC, said: “We did not get deep enough to find anything of medieval origin but got a really good picture of what life was like here in the 19th century.” 

John Dickie of FONC, said: “We believe this area may have been where the outer walls of the castle may have been. 

“What we wanted to demonstrate is that this area is full of history and we wanted the community to get involved in the dig.” 

Due to the success of the archaeological dig, FONC is planning similar events in the Spring Boroughs area. 

For more information go to www.northamptoncastle.com 

Source: Northampton Chronicle [July 28, 2012]

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