Wardell Armstrong Features on BBC2’s Digging for Britain
Did you see us on BBC2’s ‘Digging for Britain’?
The programme, which featured our work on the largest Roman Bathhouse ever to be discovered along Hadrian’s Wall, was aired January 2nd on BBC2.
The episode, which saw presenter Professor Alice Roberts visit our site in Carlisle last year, includes interviews with Technical Director Frank Giecco, and Archaeologist Jo Beaty, and features the discoveries of two large and very unusual, sculpted heads – thought to be local versions of Roman theatre masks and gemstones from fingers rings, coins, stone inscriptions and lead seals.
Wardell Armstrong has led several community excavations and won numerous awards since our archaeologists made the Bathhouse’s initial discovery in 2017. These community excavations have made it possible for people with an interest in archaeology to get in touch with their Romano-British heritage. We were delighted to be able to welcome over 500 local school children to our community excavations, who were able to see first-hand some of the smaller artefacts that have been found on the site.
You can watch the full episode of Digging for Britain on BBC IPlayer here.
The project was funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and was delivered in partnership with Tullie, Carlisle City Council, Wardell Armstrong and Carlisle Cricket Club.