A number of interesting historical artefacts have been unearthed as part of the archaeological dig currently taking place on-site. Among the objects found were a plate featuring a bare-chested woman and a cannon ball.
The dig also unearthed a complete 15th century mercury jar, which experts believe was possibly used for treating syphilis and leprosy. The origins of the plate are currently unknown with some experts suggesting it could be from Pisa or Amsterdam.
The items, including the 14th century stone ball, were found in a ditch which was dug outside the town walls after a raid by the French in 1338. Archaeologists are expected to remain at the site until mid April.
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This incredible footage was captured by a drone as it flew over the site in the early hours of the morning. The footage highlights how much progress the team on-site have made in the last year and how much closer we are to a new chapter for Southampton.
The old Bargate Shopping Centre structure has now been completely removed except for one facade which will be retained and incorporated into the Bargate Quarter’s design.
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Great news…Southampton has been named as the third best city to work and live in the UK for the second year in a row, beating cities such as Leicester, Coventry and Edinburgh.
42 of the UK’s largest cities and towns were compared on a number of different criteria including everything from employment and health to environmental factors and even commuting times.
With the development of the Bargate Quarter and all the other regeneration work in the city…let’s see where we come in 2019!
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