Sunday, October 08, 2006

Unearthing 200-year-old village pottery
A WEST Cumbrian village has been awarded £10,000 to uncover the secrets of a 200-year-old pottery buried beneath its playing fields.

Dearham Parish Council wanted to develop an overgrown part of Pottery Park for use as a recreation facility, but an evaluation of the site revealed that there was an eighteenth century pottery buried beneath the site – which explained the name of the area.

Archaeologists made the discovery while studying old Tithe maps, which contain details of the ‘Newlands Bank Pottery’.

Just don't read the caption on the photograph. . . .