We were rummaging around in our highly unorganised under-the-bed collection of historical documents, photocopied news clippings and other assorted antiquarian papers the other day, in search of some article or other that we didn’t find anyway but we’re used to that happening by now, when we serendipitously came across the following collection of black and white photographs dating from the 1950s, given to us by the late, great Headlie Lawrenson a couple of years ago before his untimely death. (I’m knackered after that sentence.)
The next photograph shows a similar excavation, this time in the field adjacent to Street Bridge, and details the surface of the Ribchester to Lancaster Roman road.
It’s a good job we’ve got this photograph of it then.
On which note I’ve suddenly got the urge to dig out my camera and record some other historical titbits round the area for future antiquarians, before the local construction workers, ignorant farmers or money grabbing council planners destroy them too.