All packed up and the tents are down

Phew! the grand tour that was the Festival of British Archaeology is over for another year, lots of budding archaeologists with new facts, ideas and plans to dig up their gardens!

I cannot thank all our wonderful volunteers and volunteer archaeology groups enough, without their enthusiasm and energy it would not have been the great success it was. Here are a few pictures to show what we all got up to around the South West, starting at the Wiltshire History Center, then Chedworth, Godolphin, Kingston Lacy, Corfe Castle and A la Ronde.

Close inspection of the environmental sort trays

Close inspection of the environmental sort trays

Mosaics at Chedworth

Mosaics at Chedworth

The Ancient Wessex Network guys melting bronze for casting

The Ancient Wessex Network guys melting bronze for casting

The fire burns to bright!

The fire burns too bright!

Weaving a wrist band, a very popular activity with girls and boys alike

Weaving a wrist band, a very popular activity with girls and boys alike

The finished wrist band

The finished wrist band

Gordon the Victorian scientist

Gordon the Victorian scientist

Dave the Blacksmith

Dave the Blacksmith

Rory the Barber surgeon and his leeches!

Rory the Barber surgeon and his leeches!

'Use the tweezers' good job we have wet wipes!

‘Use the tweezers’ good job we have wet wipes!

An extra visitor at the Godolphin event, a Golden-ringed dragonfly

An extra visitor at the Godolphin event, a Golden-ringed dragonfly

Cream tea for the workers at the end of the event

Cream tea for the workers at the end of the event

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