We finished at the Limes last Saturday 25th May, the trench has been filled in and reinstated with turf. Thank you to all those who came along over the weeks.
Terry said he phoned the Maylandsea farmer to ask if the field has been cut yet and have a chat about us going there to dig. It hasn’t yet been cut, it could be another two weeks, depending on how much rain we get. We then need to initially get on the field to try and locate our marker posts, and if Tim Dennis is available get him to come along and complete the survey started last October.
Terry asked the farmer if he has a JCB and would he be able to skim our trench/es. He has and he would be happy to do that which would save us a huge amount of time. Our couple of months at the Limes on a small trench only got us down around 6″ – Victorian times if we were lucky!
We will only have a short time at the new site, maybe just a few weeks before the farmer wants to resow the field with grass. We will need all hands to complete the dig and will include an extra day – Wednesday as well as Saturdays. Unfortunately it’s coming up to holiday time and people will be busy with other things but it would be great if you could lend a hand. Any groundbreaking tools you could ‘lend’ to the group for the duration would be most welcome, mattocks, claw forks, spades. If our site is Roman it may well be a long way down.
Will keep you posted – our man in Maylandsea, Dave, is keeping an eye on the field for us.