Tollgate Farm 2010
Interim review by John Winch, 15.11.2010. Updated 27.11.2010
Early this year we continued to excavate what we had been calling a pit, but which we now (due to its depth and the clay lining) believe to be a well.
We continued to find lots of leather. Much of it was in the form of shoes, or parts of shoes. Here is one trayful. The shoes have now been treated at the York Archaeological Trust's Conservation Laboratory, and many of them are now on display in the Archaeology Gallery of the Potteries Museum and Art Gallery in Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent.
Stoke-on-Trent Museum Archaeological Society, November 2010.