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Wednesday, 20 July 2011

Tebay Roman Fort dig to be opened to public

A COMMUNITY archaeology group is planning an open day at the Tebay Roman Fort dig.

Lunesdale Archaeology Society, supported by ACTion with Communities in Cumbria, are looking forward to welcoming members of the public to a free open day at Low Borrowbridge Farm in the Lune Gorge, south of Tebay.

The event, on Saturday July 30, 10am until 4pm, will be a rare chance to visit the Roman Fort, situated at Low Borrowbridge Farm just off the A685 on the Fairmile road.

The site of the fort is on private land which is not usually open to the public but for one day only the excavations and finds from the dig will be on public display.

The Roman road on which the fort was located would have followed the line of the M6 and London to Glasgow railway through the Lune Gorge. The fort was positioned in the centre of the valley on this strategic north/south route way to control trade and movement through the mountains nearly 2,000 years ago.



http://www.thewestmorlandgazette.co.uk/news/9148331.Tebay_Roman_Fort_dig_to_be_opened_to_public/

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