Date Added: 04/10/2013
Over 50 people attended a talk in Sandy Town Council Chamber on 4 October 2013 about the archeological excavation at New Road (now Tesco's store). The lecture was arranged for those who had not been able to visit the site or hear about the outcome of the dig at a public lecture earlier this year. The pincipal archaeologist managing the excavation from AOC Archaeology provided a detailed description of the work undertaken.
The dig has confirmed that the site was used as a burial ground by people living in Roman Sandy (as shown on Victorian maps of the town) and evidence of different types of human activity on the site from the first century BC to the fourth AD has added greatly to our knowledge of human settlement in Sandy. The artefacts collected from the site are still being studied but are probably destined for Bedford Museum in the long term.
Sandy Historical Research Society provided refreshments and visitors were able to look at and handle many of the finds from the dig.