Richard Bradley: Recent Investigation of the Battlefield at Worcester – new discoveries along the Southern Link Road (1)
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About the Event
This talk details recent commercial archaeological fieldwork (2017-2020) undertaken during the widening of the Southern Link Road, particularly in the vicinity of Powick. This included a programme of scientific dating in an attempt to try and resolve whether a seventeenth-century level could be located within the floodplain area of the battlefield, the results of which have proved crucial for understanding and dating the sequence of silt deposits. The dating enabled subsequent artefact recovery through metal-detecting to be specifically targeted during construction work, a methodical approach that has produced the first systematically recorded and mapped physical remains of the battle, including musket, carbine and pistol balls, powder charge caps, horseshoes, iron fittings, and coins.
Richard has worked in commercial archaeology for over 10 years, excavating on a wide range of sites in both urban and rual contexts. As a project officer he leads both the fieldwork and post-excavation elements of projects. He is currently a Project Officer with Worcestershire Archeology.
The Civil War Nights programme has been running for four years and we have had the privilege to host some incredible speakers such as Professor Ronald Hutton and Charles Spencer. The talks take place in the historic Great Hall of The Commandery where seating is limited, so we would advise pre-booking for all talks. The Commandery Cafe will be open from 6pm until the talk starts should you wish to arrive early.
Members of the Battle of Worcester Society, Cromwell Association or the Battlefield's Trust are able to purchase the discounted £5 tickets (normally £7).
- Adult Ticket (Non Member)£7£70£0
- Adult Ticket (Member's Ticket)£5£50£0