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Not quite the final act!

Shoppers in Canterbury may have noticed that workmen digging a trench near the Three Tuns pub in Castle Street suddenly downed tools the other day. That’s because they had uncovered what we think is part of the stage belonging to the Roman theatre.

As the Investigating Authority for the Canterbury Area of Archaeological Importance the Trust was called in by the city council, for whom the work was being done. We will now take detailed recordings of the masonry and add the information to our already extensive map of Roman Canterbury. The remains will then be more thoroughly investigated before being preserved in situ. As to the water pipe for which the trench was intended…that will almost certainly have to go somewhere else.

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