29th April 2014:

The Dorset County Museum in Dorchester hosted an event last Friday to launch two new books on OA South's excavations along the Weymouth Relief Road.

Excavation project manager David Score gave a presentation about the archaeological work, and authors Louise Loe and Lisa Brown were on hand to sign copies of the books, 'Given to the Ground': A Viking age mass grave on Ridgeway Hill, Weymouth, and 'Down to Weymouth town by Ridgeway': Prehistoric, Roman and later sites along the Weymouth Relief Road.

The event was well attended. Among those present were people who made important contributions to the project, including Skanska's Environment Manager, Helen Jenkins, Paul Lashmar, editor of the Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society, Jon Murdon of Dorset County Museum, Mick Rawlings of RPS Consulting, Dorset County Council's Senior Archaeologist Steve Wallis, and Bob Williams, OA's Chief Operating Officer (all pictured above). Angus Campbell, Lord-Lieutenant for Dorset, was also present.