Continuing the Crook County News Since 1884

This Side of the Pond

Notes from an Uprooted Englishwoman

When a story from the UK made it across the pond last week, I couldn’t figure out what the fuss was about. Why was everyone so excited about a Roman ruin?

In case you didn’t happen across the news, archaeologists found the remains of a Roman settlement in Northamptonshire while digging along the route that will one day be a high-speed railway.

It might seem strange to hire archaeologists for the dirt work, but it’s actually a pretty cool preservation project. The rail link will span 150 miles between London and Birmingham, which means it will permanently cover a significant chunk of land.


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