Children from Llangattock School were entertained with stories of ancient tombs and skeletons on a visit to the village recreation ground today. Their unusual lesson was delivered by Richard Lewis of Black Mountains Archaeology, who has been at the park investigating the route of a new accessible path being built close to the Garn Goch Scheduled Ancient Monument. The children were invited by the Council to find out more about Garn Goch, a burial chamber which Richard Lewis said could be as much as 6,500 years old. He explained that it might still contain ancient bones, which would have been placed there and brought out on special occasions by Stone Age for Bronze Age residents. No significant finds were made during the path survey, but the children were shown a range of finds from similar burial chambers. Mr Lewis said he hoped funding could be found for a more extensive exploration involving local people in future.
You may have noticed the lovely summer meadows growing in the borders of the recreation ground. These wildflower meadows (now being cut back for autumn) were created as bee-friendly biodiversity enhancements in the park, running alongside the project to build an accessible around it. The money for the path has been given to the Council by the Landfill Communities grant scheme. We'll be announcing the successful contractor for that shortly. Thank you to the Llangattock Village Society for helping to manage them.
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