Weald Origins
Play • 24 min

Alconbury Weald is located on the West Cambridgeshire claylands of the River Great Ouse. A former RAF airfield, this 1,400-acre area will provide 5,000 homes, business space, green spaces, and new schools and facilities. But, as we're about to discover, this place has been inhabited for thousands of years!

Join your host, archaeologist and TV presenter Raksha Dave, as we explore the rich and varied Weald Origins. Featuring conversations with Clemency Cooper from Oxford Archaeology, Joanne John from Bradley Murphy Design, and Alconbury residents Malcolm Rigby, a former RAF pilot, and his wife Anne.

Discover the thrilling evidence of Iron Age communities, the lives and lifestyles of the Romans along the Ermine Street trade route, the aristocratic families with their manors and monuments, our listed military buildings, and more!

With a rich and varied history and a bright new future, the community of Alconbury Weald has a formidable legacy — some of which is still to be discovered, and some of which is yet to be written.

To find out more, visit www.alconbury-weald.co.uk

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