I am the leader of the archaeological group of Tonbridge Historical Society
(as well as membership secretary and officer of Kent Archaeological Society)
and am well aware of the site. I have been in touch with Oxford Archaeology
and know the implications of contractor confidentiality, health and safety
etc etc. I shall make sure that THS and KAS have a copy of the final report
for the whole of the big project of dualling the A21 between Tonbridge and
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Sent: 14 November 2015 17:21
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Subject: Re: [BRITARCH] Watching brief for industrial archaeology
I think William's question refers to the discovery of the site having
apparently been made by a photographer shooting the roadwork. Yes, it was
excavated properly - after the accidental find. But was there no watching
brief in the first place? If not, why not?
On 14-Nov-2015 11:04 AM, Tim Young wrote:
> I don't really understand the question! Did you read the referenced
> article? It describes this as a professional excavation by Oxford
> Archaeology. The 'winge' was not about the investigation, but about
> whether the local amateur historical society was subsequently allowed to
visit the development site to view the excavations.
> On 14 Nov 2015 at 14:44, William Moss wrote:
>> Was there a watching brief on this project?
>> William Moss PhD, FSA, RPA
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