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Saxon pottery at Wisbech playground site

Archaeologists have unearthed Saxon pottery at the site of a new adventure playground in Cambridgeshire.

Further excavations will now take place at the site in Waterlees, Wisbech.

A dig took place ahead of the £800,000 project, which will not be delayed by the discovery, Cambridgeshire County Council said.

Archaeologists are expected to carry out more digs in the Roman Bank end of the site, the opposite end to where construction is due to begin.

Waterlees was identified as an area of "play deprivation" by the Department of Children, Schools and Families, which has funded the playground.

Further details of the find have not been released.

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