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The following from PaulineM (making sure it gets in -- the original photos may have been too big, so downsized them a bit):

"Have been back to Beth's area for two days, on 14 and 15 June so can update
on digging progress. Beth has asked people to put "low level" photos on here
which is why there are no background details.

Previous photo 53 shows the area looking NE. Kevin and Beth were working in
the trench which is now full of water. The water came courtesy of a
leaking Victorian drainage pipe which was ceremoniously smashed by Kevin one
afternoon so that water would drain from it into this trench. You can see
the pipe just above the water line. To the right is an extension of the
original trench. The digger trundled up from the construction site one
lunchbreak to whisk off the turf and Beth's cunning plan was to pretend all
this deturfing had been done by her and Kevin during the lunchbreak.

Previous photo 55 is the area to the left of 53 and is looking N. To the
left of the planks for whellbarrow access (shown in 53) are two new trenches
going in to "see what's going on."

Two new photos are 73 and 76. 73 shows Kevin and his trusty wheelbarrow and
is at Beth's request. Photo 76 is looking north and is an update of photo
55. It shows Kevin straightening the edge of a much deeper area. You can
spot the Victorian pipe making an appearance in the area to the right.

-- Pauline"
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