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MOLA teamOur excavation of the site of the Boar's Head Playhouse for Unite Students has led to some fascinating discoveries, including an 18th Century kiln, which was used to make clay pipes. Our Geomatics team have put together a 360° view of the kiln.
25.09.2019Excavations carried out as part of the Kenley Revival Project community dig uncovered the toe and heel piece of an old boot. In this blog, Will Rathouse shares what research has revealed about a possible amusing incident in its past...
MOLA Headland team
21.08.2019Conservator Lucie gives us a glimpse into the important work she has been doing to conserve a pair of 200-year-old leather slippers found during excavations for HS2 at St James's burial ground, Euston.
Wartime public health posters found in Drapers’ Hall basement give insight into its air raid shelter past
14.08.2019Historic Building Officer Lauren Wilson explores what our survey has revealed about how the basement of Drapers' Hall provided shelter for the people of Coventry during the Second World War…
02.08.2019We share some of our favourite finds from excavations at Drapers' Hall in Coventry including a bird bone pen, ladle bowls, set of beads and a fragment of medieval glass.