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Thursday, 26 May 2011
Area scoured for war finds
A FAMILY park looks more like an episode of Time Team this week as archaeology students explore its hidden history.
A field in Lydiard Park, which is usually packed with families enjoying picnics and children playing games, has been selected for the archaeological dig by students from Cranfield University’s Forensic Institute, as well as students from Swindon College and volunteers.
The group of 30 people are looking for evidence of the military camp that was established in the park during the Second World War and, despite being only half way through, have already unearthed more than they expected.