Northamptonshire’s rich archaeological heritage showcased on Time Truck

25 September 2017
MOLA time truck

Archaeologists will showcase the rich heritage of Northamptonshire this week as the Time Truck tours the county.

Finds from Chester Farm and from the site of Northamptonshire County Council’s new headquarters in Angel Street will be among the artefacts on display.

Visitors will also have the chance to bring along their own finds and have them identified by one of the experts from the Museum of London Archaeology (MOLA).

All ages are welcome at the free drop-in sessions.

Time Truck at Northampton Market Square

Wednesday 27 September
Between 10:00am and 4:00pm

Discover the archaeology of Angel Street, excavated for Northamptonshire County Council. The exhibits showcase the development of Northampton following the Norman Conquest, including a special mystery object.

Ask an archaeologist: 12:00pm to 2:00pm.

Time Truck at Wellingborough Market

Thursday 28 September
Between 10:00am and 4:00pm

Explore the archaeology of Roman Irchester, from temples to defensive stone turrets, revealed through archaeological excavation and geophysical survey at Chester Farm. The dig was carried out on behalf of Northamptonshire County Council, supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Ask an archaeologist: 12:00pm to 2:00pm.

Time Truck at Kettering Market Place

Friday 29 September
Between 10:00am and 4:00pm

Explore life in Iron Age and Anglo Saxon Northamptonshire from the archaeology uncovered at Barton Seagrave for Redrow Homes.

Ask an archaeologist: 12:00pm to 2:00pm.

Artefacts on display include a 12th century chess piece made from antler and a decorative 5th century bone comb.

Over the past few years Northamptonshire County Council has developed a strategic alliance with MOLA and it is this relationship that has helped bring the Time Truck to the county.​

Photograph © MOLA

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