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558, LM/001/1
Leicester City Museums Collection

Speaker: Clark, Richard, - 0, Interviewee, Male, City Archaeologist;
Speaker: Wood, Kate, Interviewer, Female

Summary of interview item: Leicester City Archaeologist talks about his work, particularly planning field archaeology on the Jewry Wall site in Leicester. Talks about the significance of the Jewry Wall site to Leicester, how the site reveals the city's development, the span of archaeology in Leicester from Iron Age to Medieval, and Leicester's importance in terms of archaeology. Gives information on the 1936-1939 excavation of the Jewry Wall site by Kathleen Kenyon. Gives resume of Kenyon's work. Talks about the significance of the site as a Roman baths, the preservation and location of the site. Reflections on the approach taken in interpreting Jewry Wall if it had happened to day.
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Marital Status: Single, Children:
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Mother's Occupation:
Location: County: Leicestershire
Location: Town/Place: Leicester
Periods Covered: 1930s, 1990s,
Language: English

Recording Date: 8/3/2000
Playing time: 24 mins
Access Restrictions: Full clearance Item Copyright: LCMS
Summary: Yes
Transcription: No
Copies: yes
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