SUMO’s Dr John Gater recently ventured on holiday to the Mediterranean, a short break away from Yorkshire and Real Ale. Whilst wondering around the local archaeological remains John noticed the abundance of highly visible utility services. Features that would typically require specialised survey equipment to identify, were in plain sight. In many instances, they were actually above the ground.
Land Drains cure waterlogged areas such as agricultural fields, gardens or other landscaped areas including sports fields. Essentially, land drains are pipes that allow water to enter through small perforations and flow away to a suitable disposal point. This could include streams, a storm drain or a soakaway.
Archaeologists from Leicester University confirmed that the human remains found under a council car park in Leicester were those of Richard III. The last Plantagenet King of England.
History records that after being killed during the Battle of Bosworth in 1485, Richard III's body was buried in a nearby Franciscan friary. This friary was subsequently destroyed and the exact location of the burial site remained a mystery. This was until August 2012 when member of the Richard III Society, founder of the Leicester Dig Project and Screenwriter Philippa Langley commissioned a search team to peruse the lost King's remains...