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NicC
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I am not sure if I have the strength to report anything so it is just as well that there is little to report! De-turfing heading south (and east on the rampart so that there is now only a narrow barrow-run left twixt trench and wall). But first we all swapped trenches which did not please some people as they had spent last week getting down to archaeology and were moved to de-turf today. However, it will be down again tomorrow, hopefully and weather permitting. Today was so windy that a slight sprinkle of raindrops forced an early tea but no time lost otherwise.

Finds seem to have been minimal - the "staff of recognition" (the laser ranging pole) was seen mostly lying forlornly in the grass. Yours truly, however, did come up with an intact glass bottle complete with inscription: "Bell & Sons Ltd Liverpool"! A google gave many references to builders in that city but the one I prefer is to a "veterinary chemist" and they were in business in 1938 according to an invoice that was up for auction on e-bay.

I have the trench photos but not the strength to downsize them and post them - maybe tomorrow after breakfast. (Keep you on tenterhooks,eh!)

Edit: Just seen Justin's twitter photo showing, to the right, a newly de-turfed wall. I told Kate last week that she was standing on it!
Edited by NicC, Apr 22 2013, 02:05 PM.
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Session 2 · 2013