Sunday, October 29, 2006


Winwick is a district of Warrington, antiquarian Mark Olly's home town. No shopping centre, garden fete or fair is complete without our intrepid archaeologist and his historical re-enactment societies causing mayhem.

On a more peaceful sojourn for this programme, Mark returned to the locations which form the subjects of his books on the area.

Mark takes us to the discovery of a Stone Age circle, a 3,500 year old cemetery and two little known battles from different eras involving the Saxons and evidence of earthworks from another one which saw 1000 men killed mainly from the Royalist army retreating from Preston.

Civil War expert Dr Peter Gaunt explains what the mystery mound was used for.


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