Nick Boldrini wrote:
....next time a local authority wants
to axe archaeological jobs and everybody is wringing their hands because
local people do not understand or support them. Just remember you had your
opportunity and blew it.
Though as far as I am aware only a minute proportion of the electorate was
involved nor many more interested to watch it on tv.
Archaeology is popular with the genral public but not that popular compared
to such things as sport.