The volunteers gathered, the turf was dug and the crowd parted for the concrete breaker to be wheeled onto site.
Day one, usually one of opening up the site down to the recent layers produced a few surprises! Mosaic popped out just under the turf!
We are excavating an area dug in the 1950s and 1960s by Prof. Ian Richmond ( the concrete was put down in 1963) and no where in the archive we have found for this part of the site is mosaic mentioned! So it’s very exciting as we probably have new mosaics to uncover.
Between the sun and the showers we found time to celebrate Kate’s birthday with candles and cake, most welcome after concrete bashing 🙂