The Unofficial Website for Tony Robinson
|Time Team: Series 17, 2010 - Click on the links below for the different programmes.|
|Corridors of Power - Westminster Abbey
A Saintly Site - Baliscate, Isle of Mull
Bridge over the River Tees - Piercebridge
Halls of a Saxon King - Sutton Courtenay
Massacre in the Cellar - Hopton Castle
Potted History - Cunetio
Death & Dominoes - Norman Cross
|Something for the Weekend - Tregruk Castle
Priory Engagement - Burford
Governor's Green - Portsmouth
There's a Villa here somewhere.. - Litlington
Commanding Heights - Dinmore Hill
Rooting for the Romans - Bedford Purlieus
|Bridge over the River Tees - Piercebridge
Donning wet suits, the Team search the River Tees for Roman artefacts thought to come from one of the most impressive forts in northern Britain.
They find buildings and roads that confirm its importance as a major strategic crossing close to the Scottish border and Hadrian's Wall, but are surprised to find that this was the location of three Roman bridges - and perhaps another from prehistoric times.
Tony told the Northern Echo:
We have found a little lead goat and a beautiful hairpin nothing of value but they tell us so much about the Roman way of life, he said. We have visited this area several times. Darlington has been our base for about five or six digs it is a very fruitful area.
The weather has been wonderful and we really could not have been anywhere better than Piercebridge.
It all comes to life on days like this. The River Tees is full of character.
That must have been before the rain started and the river flooded! All in three days....
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