Sunday, 15 July 2012

Friday 12th July 2012

The first half hour’s backfilling should have warmed us all up, but July in the Dales is unpredictable to say the least. Through much of the day we were all wearing fleeces under winter caggies, and there was a good variety of woolly hats on parade.

Even our finds team had to dig today just to keep warm and occupied.

We were still digging out the top soil from each trench – while Roger wandered around with a permanently pensive look.

Roger thinks there may be (with the eye of faith, of course) some sort of structure beginning to appear, and a greater concentration of shattered red sandstone – but you have to concentrate very hard and use a bit of imagination to even catch a glimpse of anything that might seem even remotely un-natural.

He’s been up the ladder taking photographs of one trench so far, and we are all working hard to finish the photo-cleaning of the others.

Looking forward to a nice long hot shower to warm me up!!

Jane Lunnon, UWHG archivist

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