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This amazing cake was made by my daughter Katie for my 60th birthday, after I had spent a fortnight digging at Syon House in West London  (CA 260). How she knew about road irons, I will never know, but MOLA’s Mick Miles would be very unimpressed to learn that my toecaps were made of marzipan!

Kit Carstairs

This edition of edible archaeology appeared in issue 280 of Current Archaeology.

 

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