Posts by Month: July 2022

71 posts found.

Invitation to take part in Nesscliffe Hill archaeological excavations as universities return

26/07/2022
Nesscliffe Hill dig

Archaeologists from the Universities of Oxford and Southampton are returning to Nesscliffe Hill to continue their excavations – and are offering curious…

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Multihog to tackle potholes on B4364 next month

26/07/2022

On 23, 24, 25, 26 and 30 August [2022], Shropshire Council’s Mulithog road planer will be treating potholes and other defects on…

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News from our partners: Last chance to see history in action at this year’s Shrewsbury Castle dig

26/07/2022
Some of Shropshire Council’s Cabinet take time to examine the finds from the excavations on the motte at Shrewsbury Castle.

News from our partners Castle Studies Trust, and University Centre Shrewsbury People are urged not to miss their chance to see history…

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Blog: Shrewsbury Castle dig diary: Day 7 – 24 July 2022

26/07/2022
Morn and Demi tread carefully near some complicated features

As your regular blogger isn’t here this Sunday, the task has fallen to me to tell you of the day’s progress, which…

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Blog: Shrewsbury Castle dig diary: Day 6 – 23 July 2022

26/07/2022
Mystery bone after a hose down

It may not be often that a day on a dig starts off, on top of a Medieval castle motte ,with a…

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Multihogs to tackle more potholes across Shropshire in August

26/07/2022

Shropshire Council’s three Multihog road planer machines will be tackling more potholes and other defects on roads across Shropshire next month [August…

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Severn Valley Country Park and The Mere in Ellesmere awarded the coveted Green Flag Award

26/07/2022
An image of Severn Valley Country Park.

Today Shropshire Council is celebrating after receiving a Green Flag Award for both Severn Valley Country Park near Alveley, and The Mere…

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Blog: Shrewsbury Castle dig diary: Day 5 – 22 July 2022

25/07/2022
Some swift finds cleaning by Alan our finds expert also makes sure that our first finds from Trench 4 are ready for Finds Friday!

As the Curtain wall trench comes to a close interest turns to the motte top, where there is still a lot to…

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Blog: Shrewsbury Castle dig diary: Day 4 – 21 July 2022

25/07/2022
Morn Capper uncovers a second footing of the Castle curtain wall

The good weather held for the fourth day of excavations, with cloud cover and moderate temperatures. Though there were few finds for…

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Blog: Shrewsbury Castle dig diary: Day 3 – 20 July 2022

25/07/2022
Figure 3: Some finds from the upper layer of trench 4. Photo by Lara Foulkes

The objective for the dig today was to continue through the layers of trench 4 in order to find the features shown…

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