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    I heard recently that they were gonna do a show here. Any truth?


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    My boyf put a post on the Time Team website, and someone said it had been in the echo recently....

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    It was in the Echo but they said it was between here and somewhere else where they'd choose to do the dig,I've heard nothing since.

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    oh right, thankyou for the post sir.

    couldnt get anything out of the time team mob

    nevermind

    we will have to wait and see

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    We asked Time Team to come down to the Williamson Tunnels and gave them the full blurb on them, saying that we'd love them to uncover something that hasn't been seen in 150 years. They gave a replay back and said 'they're not old enough'!!!!

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    that is so rubbish!!!!!!

    excuse us for not all being interested in roman coins and bricks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jona76 View Post
    We asked Time Team to come down to the Williamson Tunnels and gave them the full blurb on them, saying that we'd love them to uncover something that hasn't been seen in 150 years. They gave a replay back and said 'they're not old enough'!!!!

    We were all wondering why the time team have never escavated the tunnels when we all went there,I can't believe they say they're not old enough the tunnels have such an interesting story to tell.

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    there's remains of a neolithic settlement under the convent(or around) on Olive Mount.

    Suppose they have to wait for the land to be between developments to get access don't they? Mind, they could dig the garden up....

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    TIME Team presenter Tony Robinson last night revealed his TV programme will come to Liverpool as part of the Capital of Culture celebrations.

    The popular archaeology show will record an episode in the city later in the year to unearth the story of how Liverpool began.

    Mr Robinson, who was in Merseyside to give a lecture at Liverpool University, said: “It will be Time Team’s gift to Liverpool for 2008. We are working very closely with the Liverpool Culture Company. We will look at how Liverpool was born.”

    The former Blackadder actor, who played hapless character Baldrick, said he could not reveal details about where the dig would take place, but hinted it would be along the waterfront.

    This year, one of the biggest archaeological digs in Liverpool’s history has begun to clear the way for construction of the city’s controversial new X-museum.
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    Tony Robinson, cheeky person, " it is Time Teams gift ".
    Always amazes me the way they dig up bits of pottery and class it
    as roman, I would love them to dig someting up and it said on it," made in Japan". As for the Tunnels not being old enough, what about the progs
    they did on digging up the Spitfire, or the WW1 trenches.. To be honest
    a lot of the progs bore me stiff as they are all the same...

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    Good stuff, but they should have come earlier before they dug up and filled in the old dock on Canning Place, the Manchester Dock and Kings Dock

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    I don't know if it's still the case but at one stage they were thinking of scanning to find the moat of the castle. It was only filled in with rubble so should still be there.
    Julie

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    Quote Originally Posted by steveb View Post
    Tony Robinson, cheeky person, " it is Time Teams gift ".
    Always amazes me the way they dig up bits of pottery and class it
    as roman, I would love them to dig someting up and it said on it," made in Japan". As for the Tunnels not being old enough, what about the progs
    they did on digging up the Spitfire, or the WW1 trenches.. To be honest
    a lot of the progs bore me stiff as they are all the same...
    Hi steveb

    Roman pottery though is pretty distinctive, samian ware (the shiny red clay pottery that they made) or castor ware (pottery with a black surface). In addition, such pots are often found with coins which can date the find.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ChrisGeorge View Post
    Hi steveb

    Roman pottery though is pretty distinctive, samian ware (the shiny red clay pottery that they made) or castor ware (pottery with a black surface). In addition, such pots are often found with coins which can date the find.

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    yes I know about samian ware, just my personal opinion, be interesting
    to see the prog when shown...

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    Default Time Team Special: The Lost Dock Of Liverpool,

    Just saw the advert after the news tonight.

    Time Team Special: The Lost Dock Of Liverpool,

    As the new European Capital of Culture rockets toward a new future, Tony Robinson and the team delve into its past and uncover how this city catapulted itself onto the international trading stage


    Time Team, Series 1, is next broadcast on TV:Mon 21 Apr 2008 21:00, Channel 4

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    Thanks for posting that Broliv - have been waiting for it!

    Preview clip here:
    http://www.thesun.co.uk/sol/homepage...cle1025618.ece
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    cheers for the post, wow! i'll be watching!
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    No Probs Guys, I didn't realise time team were at the pier head. Looks good tho!

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    darn i missed this. will it get repeated?

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    A shame that Time Team couldn't be bothered to get off their arses to excavate the Williamsons's Tunnels.

    Their reply to a letter? 'They're not old enough'!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gnomie View Post
    darn i missed this. will it get repeated?
    It hasn't been on yet has it?
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    No you havn't missed it Gnomie. It's on Monday.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ged View Post
    It hasn't been on yet has it?
    Yaaay

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    Quote Originally Posted by lindylou View Post
    No you havn't missed it Gnomie. It's on Monday.
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    TV team’s peek into city’s pioneer dock

    Apr 19 2008 by Mike Chapple, Liverpool Daily Post

    LIVERPOOL is to take centre stage in the biggest archaeological dig which TV’s popular Time Team have been involved in.

    On Monday, Channel 4 broadcasts The Lost Dock of Liverpool which documents the unearthing of the world’s first commercial wet dock, a creation which turned what had been a tiny fishing village into one of the greatest ports on the planet.

    Tony Robinson and the team joined the massive 42-acre £1bn Liverpool One project as they uncovered a similar state of redevelopment 300 years ago when the place was just a seven-street settlement sitting on the muddy pool which gave it its name.

    The completion of the so-called Old Dock by engineer Thomas Steers in 1715, which converted the pool into a wet dock controlled by floodgates, changed all that. It set the pattern for future dock systems worldwide, helping to turn Liverpool into the second city of the British Empire.

    The broadcaster, actor, and comedian told the Daily Post: “We were filming there last autumn and what was fun was whereas we’re usually three days on site and then just go away, in Liverpool we kept on returning over a period of about two and a half months so we got a very vivid picture of what was being done.”

    This centred on what was Canning Place, built over the original Old Dock when it was filled in during 1826 as the port expanded.

    “We saw the dig through the layers of 20th century garbage, to the Victorian tenements until we reached what we were looking for,” said the man who formerly played Blackadder’s cohort Baldrick through the ages. “I think two of the most dramatic things was being able to see the homes of the dock workers of the 19th century and to ultimately find the dock on the pool that led to the name Liverpool.”

    One more memorable feature of this Time Team Special is that, unlike other “digs”, a significant part of what has been exposed will not be covered over again.

    He said: “In this case, the most spectacular feature will be left behind because the retaining wall of the original old dock, I believe, is to be used as part of the new visitors’ centre.

    “Everyone today will be able to appreciate how important it really was.”

    THE Lost Dock of Liverpool is on Channel 4 at 9pm on Monday.

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    I will record and upload this to my google video account for our members who live over the pond.

    Here's a few others I uploaded you may find interesting if you missed them
    first time.

    A history of liverpool.

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...50662576&hl=en

    Britain's Favourite View Liverpool

    http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=yuvgGDbO7qU
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    It was going good until they mentioned "the slave trade" and showed Nelsons statue with the French Prisoners of war in shackles.Oh dear!!
    People not from L/pool may now think we have a statue of a slave?

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    A facinating programme so far.....
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    I did expect better I have to admit - there just didn't seem to be any 'goings on' like the normal time team, but rather they were just guests without any diggings.

    The thing that annoys me the most is that someone in the history of time, knew that these docks and buildings were there yet for a brown envelope, they were forgotten about and allowed to be built on.

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    Tis indeed a shame Cad, however, thankfully the ropewalks area has survived as a result of the development of this dock.

    Novascotia, how interesting is that little area? Sadly dug up and soon to be buried beneath the apartments......

    Liverpool had everything first, before any other city, therefore it was ours to loose first too, shame.....
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