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​Nationally during the 20th century 97% of wildflower meadows were lost. They were once common along the Nene valley but many were lost to gravel extraction and intensive agriculture.

12 January 2017

​Some of the aerial shots of Chester Farm below were taken over 40 years ago, but they give a great sense of the whole site and, even better, extraordinary outlines of the Roman walled town.

12 January 2017

​Each year we will be noting the increasing bio-diversity of birds, flowers and animals at Chester Farm.

12 January 2017

The Nene runs along the site's northern border and it is fair to say that the river corridor was the critical reason why Chester Farm was so important across the millennia.

11 January 2017

Geophysical survey has identified what appears to be the distinctive ‘playing card’ shaped ditch that may denote the presence of a small fort on the site, probably established to police and manage the river crossing.

11 January 2017

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