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.