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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:42 pm 
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The remains of a vintage MG roadster have been unearthed by archaeologists excavating a former military site.
The 1932 MG J2 was found within a World War Two artillery position during excavations at Larkhill on Salisbury Plain.
It is believed to be a pool car used by troops training in the 1960s which was dumped in a disused weapons pit.
This particular MG J2 is pretty rare and was one of only 2,083 of this model ever made," he said.
"We can tell from the tyre pattern the car was probably in use until the early 1960s, at which point it seems to have been placed in the artillery position."
WYG archaeologist Martin Brown said: "The MG is a particularly exciting find in that it shows the unrecorded side to life on an army camp.
"As a buried artefact it almost conforms to the urban myths of buried tanks, aircraft and equipment one hears about."
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-wiltshire-41265294

Maybe it is still worth finding out which farmers field where those old ex-works Mini shells were buried in...... :lol:


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PostPosted: Thu Sep 14, 2017 9:44 pm 
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If anybody wants to know any more about it, this might be worth a read.
http://www.triple-mregister.org/forums/ ... Archeology

Eric Taylor.


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