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"AAAA Team" alias "Human JCBs"; Rebirth of a wall
Topic Started: Jun 14 2007, 10:31 AM (1,410 Views)
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Hi everyone just thought it was about time I put a couple of pictures on here. Having had a fantastic two weeks from 20th May to 2nd June, both in areas A and B.
Highlight, well finding the Antonine fort wall of course.
Pardon the pun! :lol:
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That was the first day view of the wall. So now I have worked out how to post pictures here are some more. :rolleyes:
Kate "look what we found"
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I would like to thank the team lead by Matt for being great trench buddies and Andy, Beth and Robin for the encouragement! B)
The turf cutters, Pam and Kate. Who needs Alan Titchmarch?
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Want more?
Looks like the 80 year old mystery is solved!
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The supercharged team leader of the HJCBs takes his pick to extend the trench.
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I would like to introduce you to the smallest member of the team, or should I say he would have been if he had made it on to site.
Before leaving my accomodation one morning I was putting on my boots when my left foot would not go in to my boot.
I reached in thinking I had left a rolled up sock in there over night. Imagine my surprise when I pulled out Mr Toad, alive but a little sleepy. He must have climbed in to get warm overnight.
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I did an extra day with the team before moving on to area B and the others had been joined by four more team members.
Here is Sue,Kate and Robin discussing the wall in the enlarged trench.
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Just thought some of you might like to see the Midlands answer to the "Angel of the north". This statue stands just outside Brownhills, in an old coal mining area of Cannock Chase. Not too far from my childhood village.
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Thanks Brian. Those are great pictures! I guess the Trust knows what team to call when they need age-old archaeology questions answered at Vindolanda: the "AAAA" Team! Human JCBs to the rescue!!
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These are great Bryan. I think Matt is right. Any more 80 year old mysteries waiting to se solved?
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Cracking pics Bryan. You might be interested to note that your lumpy little pal (I'm not talkng about Matt here either :P ) appears to be now living in a pit in my area. As I haven't yet heard the water pump grumble, I suppose he must still be there!
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Our lumpy little friend should be enjoying the wet weather. Hope you are not getting too bored dodging the downpours? What do you think of these marks on the rocks of the Barcombe quarry?
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Perhaps they were tally marks? There were more than this, both on the roman quarry and the later one.
Here is another picture of quarry marks from the later workings
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And another. Hope you find these of interest.
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I found this old postcard of the site any ideas on a date?
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