Ancient Roman ruins unearthed in Potters Bar

10:30 12 February 2012

Work underway at the new cycleway

Work underway at the new cycleway


ROMAN ruins have been unearthed at the site of a new cycleway.

The discovery was made during construction of a new path for cyclists running through Parkfield, linking High Street and Darkes Lane.

However, the Roman tile fragments which were found are nothing too new to the Potters Bar field, because similar pieces have been dug up and found before, most notably a Roman kiln found in the 1950s.

But more than half a century on, artefacts are still being found.

A spokesman for Hertsmere Borough Council said: “The pieces which have been found will be kept by us and displayed later at the air raid shelter in Parkfield which is going to be refurbished and used as an educational centre.”

Work on the new cycleway is due to be completed by the middle of this month.


More news stories

Wendy Cutts, who swindled holidays and goods worth thousands from her employer, Finesse Leisure

A woman who enjoyed holidays all over the world by swindling a Welwyn Hatfield leisure voucher system sobbed in relief as she was spared jail.

Isabel Hospice at Howard Centre, Welwyn Garden City

Staff and volunteers from Welwyn Garden City-based Isabel Hospice are in the Howard Centre, in the town centre today.

Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service has welcomed 21 new recruits.
Among those are Scott Halsey, now based at Welwyn Garden City fire station, and William Roberts, now based at Hatfield fire station.
Credit: Hertfordshire Fire and Rescue Service

Welwyn Garden City and Hatfield fire stations have welcomed two new recruits.

The lorry on fire opposite Brocket Hall [Picture: @donkey172 via Twitter]

A man was taken to hospital with burns after a lorry caught fire on the outskirts of Welwyn Garden City yesterday.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Read the Welwyn Hatfield Times e-edition E-edition