They have a purpose built building housing a fine display of mosaic flooring, showing living and bathing areas. The discoveries depend on funding and we were lucky enough to see a newly unearthed mosaic, which was going to be recovered with soil within 30 minutes of our arrival. The ultimate aim would be to create another purpose built building to enable them to have a permanent display. An archaeologist explained to us that it is firmly believed that the villa has unique features and a mystery remains regarding its location as it is set between two major Roman roads.
This museum offered good refreshments, where afternoon tea was enjoyed before returning home in the glorious sunshine.
Please note that our planned trip for August 24th will be a tour of Stratfield Saye.
Submitted by Jane Leishman. Click on the Pictures to enlarge them
After an hour and a half we were back in the farmyard and enjoying a wonderful supper of Lyburn cheese, artisan bread, copious salads and homemade courgette pickle all washed down with local wine, beer and apple juice.
We were not able to see the cheese being made but could purchase from the shop, there were also their excellent courgettes, French and runner beans for sale.
It was almost dark when we left after a very enjoyable and informative visit.
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