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Photos of the 1909 - 1910 Caerleon Excavations

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William Henry Thomas

As far as we can find out, the 1909 / 1910 excavations were never formally reported. The fullest account we have found is in the 1913 Archaeologia Cambrensis Journal. The photos used to illustrate this article were credited to Mr W. H. Thomas.

Remarkably we have been contacted by Archie Miles who owns a wonderful photograph album containing hundreds of photos taken by the very same William Henry Thomas. They cover his early years in the Caerleon/Newport area and later years in the West Country. The 1909 / 1910 excavation photos are included, as well as some interesting and unusual views of Caerleon.

Archie and I are currently researching William Thomas and you can see what we have so far found out by following this link.

Below you will find all the excavation photos from the album:

The 1909 Churchyard Extension Excavation viewed from the church tower, Caerleon
The 1909 Churchyard Extension Excavation viewed from the church tower.

The Watch Tower, South Angle of the Fortress Walls, Caerleon The Watch Tower, South Angle of the Fortress Walls.

The Latrines, South Angle of Caerleon Roman Fortress
The Latrines, South Angle of Camp.


Newsclipping from W H Thomas' Album
Newsclipping from W H Thomas' Album

One of the 1909 Caerleon Excavation Team?
One of the Excavation Team?

Butresses on the Southern External Amphitheatre Wall, Caerleon
Butresses on the Southern External Amphitheatre Wall
and the Southern Entrance.


Butresses on the Southern External Amphitheatre Wall, Caerleon
Butresses on the Southern External Amphitheatre Wall