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Broughton Lodge Anglo-Saxon cemetery excavations

In August 2022 the WHO were given thirty black and white photographs of the 1964–8 archaeological excavations at Broughton Lodge. They were seemingly taken by Rex Satterthwaite.

The photographs show excavated human skeletons prior to being lifted, cobbled surfaces (presumably parts of the Roman Fosse Way), several excavators at work, and various visitors, some presumably members of the Satterthwaite family.

Several images are 'general views' of the area being excavated. In the background several buildings can be discerned, including a café and the sign for a petrol station (see above). Most of these have since been demolished. The site of the excavation became the western approach road to the bridge over the A46. The farm yard became the kart race track and a motel was built to the south.

Several of the Anglo-Saxon burials were placed on or just in the surface of the Roman road.

Malcolm Dean, the excavation director, is second from left.

More details of this cemetery in a YouTube video.

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