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May Gurney helps with Roman dig

May Gurney is to provide heavy equipment for an archaeological dig aimed at re-discovering what lies beneath the ancient Roman town of Caistor St Edmund.

The move comes 80 years after the contractor supported an excavation in the Norfolk town in 1929.

This year’s dig is aimed at discovering whether Caistor St Edmund occupies the site of an even older settlement.

May Gurney chief executive Philip Fellowes-Prynne said: “We’re delighted to repeat our support for the excavation, 80 years since we first helped out.

“We’ll be supplying wheelbarrows, spades, shovels and other tools to help the archaeological team discover what lies beneath Caistor St Edmund. It’s extremely intriguing and we’re looking forward to seeing what they uncover at this very important historical site.”

The dig will be lead by Dr Will Bowden, associate professor of Roman archaeology at the University of Nottingham.