A lovely quiet, dry start to Sunday, Alice, Fay and I were joined by Nick and Roz, full of hope for a few hours of dry digging!
Fay moved from digging ‘Richmond’s’ 1960s trench back-fill up to trench B where Rob found the lovely worked bone and coins. Today could be an exciting one, as Fay began to remove more of the Roman layer.
Alice returned to trench C to try to find the steps associated with the doorway.
All was well, tea break was called with a shout of ‘clean up your loose’, Sue had come to do more finds washing for us, the coffee and hot chocolates arrived, then……. the heavens opened and down came rain so heavy it bounced a foot into the air! Too late to pull the covers over or rescue our bags, we just watched as the trenches filled with water.
When we ventured back to the trenches, sponges at the ready, we found a mini plunge pool were Alice had so carefully cleaned some painted plaster she had found!
Alice did a wonderful job cleaning her trench and revealing the painted plaster again
Trench F, had become too slippery and sticky for Roz and Nick to work in, so I moved them up to the more sandy mortar trench A. They did a fantastic job in very testing circumstances, and managed to spot a lovely roof tile.
We managed to get quite a bit done even with the heavy showers. The team were dedicated and well prepared for the wet weather as you can see below 🙂