An archaeological dig taking place at North Quay in Weymouth has been extended due to the bad weather.

The excavation at the old council offices is taking place prior to the demolition of the building, and was meant to finish on Wednesday, November 15.

Dorset Council has confirmed that the dig will go on for 'a couple more' weeks and is not likely to finish until the end of the month.

This is down to the poor weather over recent weeks hampering the progress of the archaeological dig.

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The dig is taking place at the rear of the building, giving experts a chance to uncover some of Weymouth’s harbourside history.

Dorset Echo: Finds from North Quay archaeological dig in Weymouth Finds from North Quay archaeological dig in Weymouth (Image: Newsquest)

So far, experts have discovered an old pub, called the Weymouth Arms, which was damaged by bomb blasts during World War Two, medieval animal bones and pottery, items from the Victorian era. and even a slipper from the 1950s.

The team has also found evidence to suggest open fires known as hearths were used on the site.

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Evidence from the battles of the Civil War have also been found as two cannonballs were unearthed from the clay- with archaeologists suspecting a ball went through the roof of one of the houses.

Residents and history buffs got the opportunity to look at some of the finds on display in the town hall on Saturday, November 4.

The final stages the project will see more of the Phoenix Water Companies warehouse dug up as well as old sub sections of the old road which will also be uncovered.