Tag: excavations

The Monmouthshire and Caerleon Antiquarian Association

October 13, 2018 2 Comments
The Monmouthshire and Caerleon Antiquarian Association

1   Origins and foundations The first local archaeological society in Wales, the Caerleon Antiquarian Association, was founded on 28th October 1847.  It owed its existence largely to the efforts of one man, John Edward Lee (1). Born in Hull in 1808, Lee worked from the age of sixteen in his uncles’ shipping office, but […]

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An archaeological nightmare

October 2, 2016 1 Comment
An archaeological nightmare

In my experience – and I confess I haven’t lifted a trowel in anger for over forty years – archaeological digs bring nothing but lasting pleasure.  For some, though, it’s obviously a different story. Quite recently a friend alerted me to the writings of Sarah Moss.  Her speciality, in fiction and in books of travel, […]

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John Edward Lee, pioneer archaeologist of Caerleon

May 21, 2013 3 Comments
John Edward Lee, pioneer archaeologist of Caerleon

There are plenty of plaques to be seen on the streets of Caerleon – commemorating the novelist Arthur Machen, John Jenkins, opponent of the Chartists, and Basque children given refuge during the Spanish Civil War – but none, as far as I could see on a recent visit, to one of the town’s greatest sons, […]

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