Let me explain.
Last August I went on an archaeological dig at Chester Farm and just before Christmas I received an email to say that if I wanted to, I could volunteer to go on a dig this week. However there would be tour of the site if anyone was interested. I declined the 'dig' (far too cold for me), but accepted the visit and that is why I was outside yesterday. The wind whipped across the site and all my extremities got colder and colder, but I did manage a few photos.
|Last year's dig all covered over for the winter|
|Looking towards the site of the Roman walled town|
|The barn is coming down so a trench has been dug - nothing there!|
This is a Roman pit (you can see the round shape disappearing under the concrete) with some finds already bagged up.
and I am holding part of a Roman lock. How exciting.
We were lucky enough to thaw out in a warm hut, but I was glad to get home as it was so cold. I may be able to do some digging or associated work in the Spring when it is warmer.
I have a free weekend so I will be concentrating on sewing, but not before an engineer is due to see why my washing machine has gone wrong. Last week the spin cycle was raucous and when I opened the door smoke poured out and I haven't used it since. The engineer was due on Tuesday last and never turned up so I was hopeful for today - pause - he has just been and gone and new part is needed that will be fitted next Tuesday - hopefully!!
In the meantime I had a notice through the door that my road would be closed today for 'highway improvements' . Why? I have driven on worse roads than mine complete with potholes etc. Anyway I went out very early to do my weekend shopping and by the time I got back they were working!!
|Lots of men working .....|
|Lots of lorries and equipment ....|
|Removing the top tarmac|
PS They were quite interested when I told them I wrote a blog and that is why I needed the photos and not for any other reason like Health and Safety, inconvenience etc!!