Dowsing in Wanstead Park… for Roman remains

DSCN0914Dowsers in Wanstead Park. ©Ralph Potter

In 2008, a group of dowsers worked in Wanstead Park to try and find the location of a long-lost Roman structure.

The group’s findings were never written up, but during lockdown, local resident Janet Cornish began analysing the results.

“The documentation has been brought out of storage and is being organised with GPS accuracy… Dowsing is an ancient art, but has gained recognition as a supplement to archaeological techniques,” said Janet, a former computer science lecturer, who hopes to publish a report later in the year.