Underwater archaeologist unearths city's past
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The underwater archaeologist unearthing Durham's past

For hundreds of years a treasure trove has been gathering beneath the silt below Elvet Bridge in Durham.

Everyday objects which have fallen into the River Wear are being unearthed by underwater archaeologist Gary Bankhead.

He has special permission to voluntarily dive in the river, uncovering an insight into the city's past.

Over the past decade, he has found more than 12,000 valuable artefacts which he has gifted to the people of Durham.

Watch more on this story on Inside Out in the North East and Cumbria on BBC One at 19:30 on Monday 28 October or catch up afterwards on the iPlayer.

  • 27 Oct 2019
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