Heroes Just for One Day…8

We are writing these blogs for what happened yesterday..so Nancy will tell you about today ..tomorrow. Very exciting, unlike today which was really yesterday.

The plunge pools shelter building beside room 21. A refuge from the rain

The plunge pools shelter building beside room 21. A refuge from the rain

A thoroughly soggy occasion. Rachel, Jo and Alexander joined us for the day and were amazing.. we managed to make progress despite the steady and often very heavy rain.

Alexander lowered the backfill within the 2nd century cold plunge/water feature.

Alexander lowered the backfill within the 2nd century cold plunge/water feature.

Alex took the plunge pool trench F down, which despite being filled with rubble and clay started to fulfil its original watery function and needed to be sponged out

Jo and Rachel worked in A and defined the wall and clay layer there

Jo revealing the wall in trench A

Jo revealing the wall in trench A

and Fay took the rubble layer in B down. Our clay and limestone feature is now several clay tile courses deep but the next layer awaits excavation. Great chunks of rubble and plaster were thrown as backfill to bury the structure c. 1600 years ago. Another clay structure is emerging.. a pila? Part of an infilled hypocaust?

We will find out tomorrow (today).

Trenches B and C Room 21. Icebergs of interesting building debris project from context (N360) ready for tomorrow..

Trenches B and C Room 21. Icebergs of interesting building debris project from context (N360) ready for tomorrow..

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