Volume 16, Number 1
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Pre-Roman and Roman Walbrook Landscape A review of the catchment area of the Walbrook, its many tributaries and the landscape surface upon which the future development of Londinium took place
Inscribed Roman Brick from Westminster A fragmentary hand-inscribed graffito reveals a partial date and was probably part of a tally mark of a tiler
Investigations at West End Green, Westminster The site shows development along the west side of Edgware Road, but it was not until the 1 7th century that the area grew, becoming increasingly more urbanised due to the close proximity of the canal terminus at Paddington
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The waterlogged pair of Roman leather briefs, along with a long wooden ladder were found in a deep well of Flavian or earlier date, in Queen Street in 1955. Both were in a remarkable state of preservation. The wood-lined well cut through the terrace gravel into the London Clay below (see Tony Taylor, this issue).
When found, the soft goatskin leather briefs were unique in the Roman world, but London now has several other, more fragmentary, examples. Thought to have been worn by a young teenage girl, they would have been tied at both hips, similar to the modern bikini. Pictorial representations indicate that such a garment may have been worn by an acrobat.
Currently on display in the Roman Gallery of the Museum of London, it is to be hoped that they will also be important features in the galleries of the new Museum of London.