Order of the day, water and shade

Another hot and humid day in the trenches, lots of water breaks and fights for a shady spot. Despite the heat all the diggers worked hard and now all the turf is up and the concrete is well on its way to the skip.

Anna, Lizzie and Hannah making short work of the turf.

Anna, Lizzie and Hannah making short work of the turf.

Mark was in charge of the concrete bashing with George helping him by barrowing away the loose.

Mark was in charge of the concrete bashing with George helping him by barrowing away the loose.

Old tarmac sat on top of a stone free layer, an remnant of an earlier ground surface

Old tarmac sat on top of a stone free layer, a remnant of an earlier ground surface

Once the turf had gone, it was cleaning back time, to remove all the last of the top soil and gravel and early tarmac! It was sat on top of a sandy loamy soil which had once been the old ground surface,  as archaeologist  say it just ‘peels off’ onto this stone free layer, lovely 🙂

Jackie (who's birthday was today) Harriet and Hannah digging up the gravel and tarmac

Jackie (whose birthday was today) Harriet and Hannah digging up the gravel and tarmac

We found a few stray tesserae, box tile fragments and a largish sherd of pottery, all in the top soil so far. Looking at a picture from the end of yesterday and one from now its amazing what a difference a day can make to a site, when you have good workers. Hope they have not worn themselves out today! there maybe a few stiff joints and sore muscles, and not  just me 🙂

End of day one

End of day one

End of day two

End of day two

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