Digging for Roman treasures in Broadwell

In July Coventry and District Archaeology Society (CADAS) will begin digging for Roman artefacts near the village of Broadwell, which lies half-way between Rugby and Southam.

Aerial photographs taken over Broadwell in the 1990s show a D-shaped enclosure, and CADAS undertook field walking and trial trenching to investigate the area.

The group have just been granted Heritage Lottery Funding to look at the work already done, to try and explain the finds from these activities, which consist of a large amount of pottery sherds, ceramic building materials and a number of Roman coins. It will also help fund further investigations in the area.

The project will run for a year under the guise of Broadwell Archaeological Investigation Team (BAIT) and the community is invited to help find out more about the Roman settlement. To find out more, and to find out the date of a family open day (date to be confirmed), log onto covarch.co.uk.