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Roman barracks dug up in Chester

Credit: Chester Chronicle
Experts believe this is the remains of barracks for roman soldiers Credit: Chester Chronicle

Archaeologists have found a wall from a Roman soldiers' barracks while digging the foundations for a new shopping centre in Chester. The multi million pound Northgate development –– will cover a site once occupied by a Roman fortress 2,000 years ago. Experts are probing underground remains before construction starts by digging a series of trial holes. They believe they have already found the remains of a Roman wall in Hamilton Place, at the rear of The Forum shopping centre, which would have formed part of the soldiers’ barracks.

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WATCH: Peggy heads to the Palace

One of the North West's oldest and greatest volunteers Peggy Maskrey is off to Buckingham Palace later to receive an MBE....for 80 years of service to the community.

Peggy has been familiar face at the Charles Thompson’s Mission in Birkenhead ever since she arrived on the doorstep aged eight with her mum Dolly Monaghan in 1928.

At the age of 16 Peggy started volunteering there and has been there every since serving thousands of meals to the area’s needy . Granada Reports caught up with the amazing volunteer recently.

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