11 years old and already keenly interested in Roman Britain

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Letters from the 1940s written by a Bristol schoolboy who discovered the remains of a Roman villa in Lawrence Weston have been uncovered.

The villa in Long Cross Road was unearthed in 1947 during the construction of the Lawrence Weston housing estate.

George Boon took an interest in archaeology at an early age, and helped protect the site from developers.

He would go on to become one of the world's leading figures in Romano-British archaeology for more than 40 years.

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