Day one – Sunshine and rain

The volunteers gathered, the turf was dug and the crowd parted for the concrete breaker to be wheeled onto site.

Martin tackles the pink concrete

Martin tackles the pink concrete

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!   

 

First area of mosaic just under the turf

First area of mosaic just under the turf

 

The turf came up and low a mosaic!

The turf came up and low a mosaic!

 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. 

Very interesting 1960s concrete in two colours

Very interesting 1960s concrete in two colours

 Between the sun and the showers we found time to celebrate Kate’s birthday with candles and cake, most welcome after concrete bashing 🙂 

Happy Birthday Kate :-)

Happy Birthday Kate 🙂

 

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