Wookey Hole Finds Make The News

Empica’s long-term client Wookey Hole Caves near Wells has been hitting the headlines again. Empica maximised media interest when father and son divers  discovered a selection of Roman pottery partially hidden in the silts of the River Axe, which flows through the cave system.

The finds include a complete pot with pouring handle, pot sherds and the top section from another pot. Initial identification suggests the flagons or flasks are Oxford or New Forest ware from the late third or fourth century – when the country was under Roman occupation. With super photos and a short clip of the divers returning from their training dive in the underground river, the story has been snapped up by the media. 

Miranda Litchfield from Wookey Hole Caves was invited on to the BBC Somerset morning show to discuss the finds. https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/p06zvvsj [1:22:40]