Fulford battlefied under threat

July 2015 dig

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Destroying evidence!

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They have begun clearing the route where they hope to put the access road.

Starting in December 2013, Persimmon who want to turn the ditch that divided the armies into their access road. They are supposed to do archaeology before they start work - See the stinging criticisms of the work that they proposed to do. It is shockingly bad. Truth and evidence are not apparently a requirement when all those responsible want to cover up the evidence. Please read it - it is truly shocking and shameful.

Looking down the slope from the English side to the beck with the Norse army on the opposite bank. This is scheduled to be buried below many metres of road embankment. The battle to save the site will go on.

The stone layer of the ford surface clearly continues across the beck so it is incomprehensible that the stone surface of the ford should not have been reported by Persimmons' archaeologists.

The trial trench was also so rich in artefacts that it is 'surprising' that not a single iron item was found during the reported excavations on the north bank by the developers. This is not credible.

At the time of writing there has been no attempt to explain this clear failure in the archaeology presented for the north bank by the developers which the York City Planners have not challenged.

This has opened up the view of the site which allows you to see the eastern flank. This is the fording areas, with the beck on the right.

This images capture almost the full extent of the ford and ditch where the battle was fought. In the foreground is part of the ford area. The ditch area is visible through the gap in the trees. The beck runs along the right. The only building on the site is the now redundant old folks home.

 

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There is a site devoted to saving the battlesite: The site has the story of the process that has allowed the site to be designated an access road to a Green Belt, floodplain housing estate.

And another website for the Fulford Tapestry that tells the story of the September 1066: This tells the story embroidered into the panels.

The author of the content is Chas Jones - fulfordthing@gmail.com  last updated June 2015

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