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    NEW IMPORTANT FIND !!! BLACKBURN

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    lowergate

    Join date : 2010-11-01
    Age : 68
    Location : CLITHEROE

    NEW IMPORTANT FIND !!! BLACKBURN

    Post  lowergate on Thu Oct 06, 2011 2:51 pm


    Geofizz' has located a major Bronze/Iron Age ritual site in the grounds of Blackburn Cathederal - UCAL

    This is an exciting and major find, excavation to start June 2012

    Will keep you posted

    john
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    Paulus

    Join date : 2009-08-20
    Location : Yorkshire

    Re: NEW IMPORTANT FIND !!! BLACKBURN

    Post  Paulus on Thu Oct 06, 2011 5:26 pm

    Sounds bloody good John. Keep us up-to-date mate!

    tracyreed

    Join date : 2011-01-26

    Re: NEW IMPORTANT FIND !!! BLACKBURN

    Post  tracyreed on Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:57 am

    Amazing, not much found in my neck of the woods.
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    deadagaindave

    Join date : 2010-12-25

    Re: NEW IMPORTANT FIND !!! BLACKBURN

    Post  deadagaindave on Sat Oct 08, 2011 1:27 pm

    The magic of the ancients lives in those grounds. It once inspired a bloke to get the Bishop to lead a march against all things evil. AHEM!
    bug bug bug drink midges fuming

    Peewee

    Join date : 2011-03-29

    Re: NEW IMPORTANT FIND !!! BLACKBURN

    Post  Peewee on Fri Dec 23, 2011 5:46 am

    deadagaindave wrote:The magic of the ancients lives in those grounds. It once inspired a bloke to get the Bishop to lead a march against all things evil. AHEM!
    bug bug bug drink midges fuming

    ey???
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    Greenman

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    Re: NEW IMPORTANT FIND !!! BLACKBURN

    Post  Greenman on Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:56 am

    Any news on this?


    I'd be surprised if there was any kind of bronze age settlement found there. The site is close to where the river Blakewater was forded by the Roman military highway from Manchester to Ribchester. In my opinion that is how and why Blackburn as a settlement began, due to the road and its fording point at "Salford". and also no doubt the "All hallows springs" which are also in the vicinity and which attracted Romanized temple builders as the apparent 18th century find of an altar stone indicates.


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