Medieval healing spring to be excavated

St. Ann's Well, a medieval healing spring in Nottingham, England, has been scheduled to be excavated sometime in 2012. The site, under a demolished pub, was once believed to have magical healing powers.

"It think it is potentially a very important site, and historically it's not just me that thought it was important. On Black Monday, which is Easter Monday, the people of Nottingham used to walk to St Ann's Well and celebrate with a party," said Gordon Young, archaeologist for Nottingham City Council.

St. Ann's Well was also known as the Owswell or Robin Hood's Well.