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Time Team reveals results of Bitterley digs this weekend

South Shropshire | News | Published:

Major excavations carried out by archaeologists from Channel Four's Time Team at Bitterley, near Ludlow, will be aired this weekend.

Major excavations carried out by archaeologists from Channel Four's Time Team at Bitterley, near Ludlow, will be aired this weekend.

Presenter Tony Robinson and his team visited last April to investigate sites in the village and at nearby Bitterley Court.

It is understood they were investigating the history of the village and whether it had moved over past centuries.

The programme will be shown on Channel Four at 6pm on Sunday and a big screen will be set up in Bitterley Village Hall for locals to watch the show.

The archaeologists were invited to the village by pupils at Bitterley Primary School, who belong to what is believed to be one of a handful of hands-on school archaeology clubs in then country.

About 20 test pits were set up in the village, including some in the gardens, and the whole event attracted media and interest from across the region.

Jane Bishop, headteacher at Bitterley Primary School, said: "It was a fantastic occasion and we are all really looking forward to seeing the programme shown on television.

"The producers have sent everyone who was involved with the show a card saying it will be on, which is a really nice touch.

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"We cannot go into too many details over what was found, but some of the findings were very unexpected and I believe they differed from a hypothesis developed by our pupils.

"It was the children who invited Time Team here and it was a real coup to get them.

We think the archaeology is one of the few of its kind for children where the pupils go and dig up their own sites."

See also:

  • Bitterley children show off Time Team finds
  • Time Team experts dig Bitterley village gardens

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