Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Roman remains ‘at risk’ from Caerleon store bid

A FORMER museum curator fears ancient Roman remains could be disturbed if plans to convert a Caerleon pub into a convenience store get the go ahead.

Bob Trett, who has studied local archaeology for many years and was curator at Newport Museum until he retired, says extensive investigations should be carried out at The Angel well before any decisions are made, to discover if any building work associated with a proposed extension would damage the remains of the Roman fortress underneath.

More at South Wales Argus

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