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Early April 2008
Topic Started: Apr 14 2008, 04:17 PM (666 Views)
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I enjoyed talking to the visitors, some of the young ones are quite amusing.
One young lad, looking at the excavation, explained what the stones were, pointing out a doorway and stone steps. A future volunteer.
Another family approached, father saying "Wow this is real Time Team" and to me "How do mate, how ya doin" They were Australian & watch TT at home.Justin showed pieces of pot & allowed the boy to hold some. "Real Romans were last to use this, look you can still see their porridge on it!" If only I'd had my camera.
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Birds-eye view from the replica turret (10th Apr) Justin's area, working north for the next five years. Look no shed.
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Passageway between the two granary(?) walls, note the supporting buttresses.
"Sexy walls" said Andrew. Albert explained, "I think it's because of the frilly bits around the bottom" :rolleyes: (4th Apr)
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East wall of the first granary, very impressive stonework. The raised floor, to ventilate grain, is just below the turf level. (10th Apr)
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Working between the walls (10th Apr)
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