workmen unearth history during work to build petrol station
building a new petrol station in Highbridge were this week surprised
when they began uncovering local history from the earth.
of perfectly preserved glass bottles have been found in the clay
under the site of the new Asda petrol station.
range from beer and cider bottles from local breweries to miniature
ink and perfume bottles, plus complete clay pots, as pictured
manager Ian Woodgate told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "We've been
surprised at the large number of bottles found in the clay - we
think it used to be an old landfill site, as many of the bottles
are in a super condition."
giving them away to local people and have already had a local
history group visit us to take away the best preserved local brewery
more are probably still to be found in coming days as we remove
earth from the excavations for the new petrol tanks."
is on track to open the new petrol station outside its Caxton
Road store by the end of the year.