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By Tony Haskell

Conservation is now a massive a part of planners', surveyors' and designers' paintings load. This evaluate of contemporary conservation schemes conducted by way of the County Councils in England and Wales will offer a different and imperative reference ebook for pros within the development embarking on 'heritage' paintings. utilizing specific and highly-illustrated case stories, the publication files over a hundred schemes from business archaeology to old parks.

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The public were fascinated and maximum use was made of the excavation as a source of heritage education. Over 2000 people came to Open Days with guided tours and displays. More than 2500 children had talks, tours and their first ‘hands on’ experience of living history. The excavation was made accessible to the public on all levels and each child was given a certificate to prove that he or she had visited Sandy’s Roman Past. Thirteen burials have been found so far, together with the layout of part of the Roman town with its roads and buildings, revealing something of its everyday life and industry.

Excavation in the early stages at Sandy: buildings are just beginning to appear as is the course of a Roman road. 2 Part of a large Romano-Celtic dedicatory sculpture found at Sandy. 2, CHESHIRE The Cheshire County Council Sites and Monuments Record A fully maintained and exhaustive record of a county’s archaeology underpins all archaeological work in a county. The Cheshire County Sites and Monuments Record (SMR) was first computerized in 1974 on the County’s IBM mainframe computer. However, there were several limitations to this system and in 1986 a complete overhaul and enhancement of the old record began with the establishment of the temporary post of Sites and Monuments Computerization Officer.

These, together with pottery, animal bones, seeds and building materials will help to reconstruct the jigsaw of life in Sandy between the first and fifth centuries. The skeletons when studied will reveal much about the health of the local population. A permanent and growing picture of Roman Sandy is emerging for present and future Sandy residents to enjoy. Sandy is not so called for nothing! The excavation was timed to try to avoid the worst that hot sun can do to delicate sand-cut features. Sprinklers were donated by local businessmen to damp down the sandy soils.

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