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Topic Started: Mar 20 2009, 12:22 PM (3,455 Views)
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I expect to be walking in the door of the Twice Brewed in 36 hours, and standing on those cobbles in 48.
Looks like tough digging!
Hopefully a few things slipped in among the cracks.
Now, why would a civilian community want a parade ground?

T.Wolter MD
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You lot should have had me there, I call up helicopters regularly in the A and E ward where I work. And I'd have done a proper job of it too. Here's how I imagine you and Andy did:

Andy: Right then, just set down between the Praetorium and the Severan gate respond.

Pilot: What?

Justin: Of course, it might instead be an Antonine postern gate.

Pilot: What?

Andrew: Well, of course. You know, the Period II Praetorium was offset 15 degrees from the visible foundations....will that make finding us any harder?

Pilot: What?

and so forth.

Tim Wolter
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Jul 25 2009, 11:01 AM
Week 17.

So we appear to have started digging in the tropics. Guaranteed rain every day at much the same time meaning frustration for all as we bucketed sponged and pumped water out of the trench only to see it flood back in. So a huge thank you to this weeks crew who cheerfully endured all of this, plus my bad moods and cursing of the weather too. Bizarrely enough we managed to achieve a great deal with a new road, cobbled needless to say, and post holes, floors etc from later vicus structures as well. I thoroughly enjoyed the humour in the trench this week and special mention must be made to mssrs Bunsen and Beaker who kept us all well amused with various pieces of wit and wisdom. Good luck to Beaker especially in his new career as a priate on the great Accountan sea. London won't know what's hit it. Good luck and I hope you enjoy it although I suspect you have missed your vocation in life as a cake tester for Mr Kipling!
Justin

Might the malarial miasmas arising from the Great Northumbrian Jungle be getting to you? Never before in the history of the English language has there been an oblique reference to the Muppet Show and a Freudian typo referencing Priapus occurring in a single sentence!

Tim Wolter

advance warning, I have my brother talked into a trip next spring. We shall lift more barrows and pints than the rest of the crew combined.
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A really good lookin' crew. Could it be that Nigel has found romance?
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