Day three in the Hive Beach house! another dry but windy day. We lost two of the gang to a day of geophysics but gained a local volunteer and for ten minutes three very young archaeologists (ages 4, 6 and 8)
Kathleen and Ben moved from the top of the ‘cliff’ down into what remains of the building, to start the job of emptying the rubble from what is left of the ‘rooms’ either side of the fireplace. They did a great job and we have more plaster surviving on the walls.
The rest of the workforce carried on going down behind the building, behind the old seat concrete base is an area of coal, ironwork, possible tin cans, glass and pottery. It looks like someone has burnt the remains of a small building or have had a very big picnic! We know that during World War II there were small buildings put up in the area and some of the finds coming out of the area of burning seem to date to this time. Anyone for a mug of Bovril 🙂