Thursday, December 27, 2007

Book unearths village past
THE publication of a book about an archaeological project which unearthed fascinating discoveries in Downley has brought the past back to vivid life.

The scheme, which saw schoolchildren digging holes and people scurrying through the woods with strange contraptions, won £23,000 of lottery funding.

A free book of the findings is available to anyone who wants to learn more about the village's intriguing past.

Dr Jill Eyers, a geologist and archaeologist from Pusey Way, Lane End, was one of the guiding lights of the project. She said: "I'm feeling a bit like Santa, giving away all these books. I have been overwhelmed - people are absolutely loving them. I have had them saying to me how wonderful it is.