There were seven of us at the Limes last Saturday, in truly awful weather, we were hailed on as we ate our lunch!
We filled in most of the previously dug trench and concentrated on removing the brick/tile pottery mixture which we’d uncovered previously.
We had a visit from John Farleigh QPM who showed us stones which he’d collected close by which he thought might be prehistoric hammers (see photo below). We also had a visit from Jennifer Donnelly whom Terry had invited to come along.
We found what turned out to be a copper rivet (identified by my husband) which looked like a large drawing pin, they are still used today in holding roof tiles down, also large amounts of pink and white crockery.
We will only be at the Limes probably for 2 or 3 more Saturdays as we are waiting to get onto the site in Maylandsea.
The meet up with the Rochford U3A went very well and we had an enjoyable talk by Peter Pearson and very nice food at the White Harte.
I’m attaching the most recent photos of the trench. Terry and the others will be there Saturday, please come along and have a nose.