Sunday 31 August

Weather: overcast, drizzle

On site: Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews, Ernie Ford, Mick James, Muriel Hardman, Paul Palmer, Chris Hobbs, Tim Vickers, Greg Ford, Alan Goodwin, Nigel Harper-Scott, George Hunt, Georgina Farley, Christina Farley, Oscar Farley, Keeley Hale, Tony Driscoll

Backfilling today. We removed the grid pegs and laid the geotextile quickly. By 10.30, it was completely covered by soil and the heap is diminishing rapidly. I suspect that we’ll be finished by lunch time. Everyone is working very hard and sweating: thankfully, it’s cooler than yesterday and the light drizzle helps. There’s a severe weather warning from the Met Office for later, and both Greg and George said how bad the thunderstorm was in the Watford area. It’s due to arrive with us around one o’clock…

We finished around 2 o’clock. So ends this year’s excavation.

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About Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews

I'm the Archaeology Officer for North Hertfordshire District Council Museum Service. I was born and brought up in Letchworth Garden City, so I have a life-long connection with the area.

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