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RE: Discovery of 500-year-old bones in central Peterborough, June 10
It’s probably not much of a surprise, or at least not as much of a surprise as the builders of Bishops Creighton school had when they found the burials there, (that was the former site of St John’s church until 1402, the church was reconsecrated in 1407 IIRC). To be honest I’m surprised they’ve not been found before now.
Dan church. Given the fact that Peterborough was seriously affected with the Black Death in 14th Century to such an extent that there were not enough people to reap the harvest, it was permitted to bury the dead even in ones back garden. On the other hand it may well be that there was a small piece of ground next to the church for people who were closely connected to the church. It’s a fascinating riddle and I look forward to hearing more from the experts. I wonder how much more lies beneath our feet that could tell us so much more about this city? The history of Peterborough is full of surprises and I honestly feel that if people were to learn about its past, they would realise that it can stand shoulder to shoulder with some of the great cities and towns anywhere in the world! I am sure that these finds next to St. John’s will become another important piece of the jigsaw of the heritage of this great city, so don’t be too eager to concrete over it because it is unlikely that we will have a second chance!
BRian gasCoynE speeding is such a vast problem that maybe all cars, yes every car in the country, (except emergency vehicles) is fitted with a device controlled by roadside sensors that force you to stick to the limit in any given area. This would take many years to impliment I know, but as long as we have cars, we’ll have speeders.
sMaLLLovE2 year, come on! One, maybe two? That’s not countless. And if the speed camaeras are really there to save road workers, why aren’t they switched off when the road workers go home? They’re money making devices. end of. If they were really there to save road workers, they’d only fine people speeding while the road workers were there. QeD. oRDinaRy BLokE in THE