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Wednesday, 10 October 2012

Volunteers dig the search for Leys history


A PROJECT uncovering the history of Blackbird Leys had a successful first day yesterday.

More than 20 volunteers started digging at a site near the Kassam Stadium as part of the East Oxford Archaeology Project (Archeox).

Over the next five weeks they hope to uncover details of a 12th century priory at the Minchery Farm Paddock.

Project manager Jane Harrison said: “We’ve found bits of medieval pottery, floor tiles and building remains, showing where walls were. We are hoping to find more interesting things over the next few weeks.”

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