Nostalgia - Looking back at the past, excavations at Old Place in Sleaford 25 years ago

Dale Trimble and Tony Hurley of Lincolnshire Trust for Archaeology with the Iron Age pot. EMN-160116-142351001

Dale Trimble and Tony Hurley of Lincolnshire Trust for Archaeology with the Iron Age pot. EMN-160116-142351001

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A few weeks ago The Standard interviewed the chairman of Old Sleaford Heritage Group, Dale Trimble, after a successful dig at Old Place which discovered a range of exciting Roman, Saxon and Medieval remains.

Looking back 25 years, we get a sense of deja vu. The then site superviser Mr Trimble and community archaeologist Tony Hurley, from the Trust for Lincolnshire Archaeology, were pictured in The Standard displaying a reconstructed Iron Age storage jar. The stamp-decorated jar, used for holding nuts, grain or flour, was discovered at Old Place, close to their excavation of a Roman road where they thought they had found an Iron Age palisade, possibly unique to lowland Britain.