Five of us dug at the Limes site today and despite poor weather we had a very enjoyable and productive day – we didn’t leave till 2.30!
All the archaeology supplies bought with the subs were delivered yesterday, and we used most of them at the site, replacing canes and string with road pins and barrier tape, and using the survey pegs and the ranging pole as you can see from the attached photos. Anne Langley was uncovering more and more of the rubble and bricks we had found at our first visit so we decided to extend the trench at that end in a Tee shape to see how far the bricks extended. Anne, Tim and Gill found plenty of sherds, tile and interestingly 3 pieces of blue glass. None of it looks tremendously old but we intend to dig deeper at that end next Saturday. Are there any brick experts among you that can date bricks?
Terry has asked me to remind you all that the Rochford U3A group is visiting (by train) this Friday 3rd May and it would be nice to have a good turnout of our group to meet and entertain them. 11 am Friday morning at the museum, Terry is organising refreshments at the museum and local author Peter Pearson will give a talk. Terry intends to take them for a walk along the Quay and to have a meal at the White Harte, all are welcome, their return train is at 3pm.