Burgage Dig days 16 and 17

Welcome to our four work experience students – Andrew, Chloe, Phillipa and Olivia

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who quickly get down to work

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whilst our undergrads work on their suntans

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John seeks  inspiration

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but its Andrew who finds – a mediaeval sherd at the bottom of our large pit

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Burgage Dig Day 15

Welcome to Newark and District Young Archaeologists’ Club led by Sue Rodgers

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A really keen bunch of young archaeologists who dodged the showers to dig,

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,draw plans

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and process small finds

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Thanks to Laura, Alison and Mike for leading the sessions and to the parents/grandparents for transport. Goodbye for now and see you on the 10th September for our Burgage Celebration Day

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Burgage Dig days 13 and 14

Wet Wednesday – our garden trench under wraps .

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We take shelter in the courthouse and wash our smalls

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Jo bakes a chocolate cake and James tries his luck

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Thursday in the sun – old man drinks tea and watches worker in hole

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Cooper the Hungarian Vizla wants to join our dig

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But he gets the brush off

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Another lovely cake – thanks to Bunty’s Tea Rooms of Lincoln

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The cake monster strikes

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Burgage Dig Day 9 and 10

Mattockers take the lead IMG_0379

followed by the trowellers Carol and StewartIMG_0376

Maureen heads for the summit – IMG_0393

followed by Andy

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New faces, Tilley and Helen,  on site with Shirley

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Darryl Baxter, Southwell’s answer to Phil Harding, makes a celebrity visit

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Dan and Jim leave us today after 2 weeks of hard work – thanks guys

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Burgage Dig Day 8

The sun shone and out came the sun block.IMG_0320

Cleaning the cobbles is hot workIMG_0325

and Ruth takes a break.IMG_0323

Stephen finds a mediaeval pot handle

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and Tristan’s pit gets deeper.

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Happy barrow girl.

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and Richard finds a quiet corner to sketch.

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We need a good night’s rest tonight, tomorrow its 90 children from Lowes Wong Junior .