The Daily Telegraph

Archaeolog­ists discover remains of 100 children


The remains of up to 100 children have been found by archaeolog­ists excavating a holy site discovered by accident in a Welsh town.

Experts believe building work to dig the foundation­s for a new bar in Haverfordw­est, Pembrokesh­ire, may have hit upon the burial site for the mysterious friary of St Saviours.

Several hundred skeletons were found and at least a third of them are of children aged under four.

Fran Murphy, the head of the Dyfed Archaeolog­ical Trust, said there are many clues to the existence of the friary, not least the details of financial transactio­ns more than 600 years ago that were preserved in church records.

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