Taking off the road surface

Thursday 20 August

On site: Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews, Mervyn Evans, Keeley Hale, Muriel Hardman, Pauline Gimson, Nigel Harper-Scott, Alan Goodwin, Mike Spencer, David Croft, Ursula Croft, Tony Driscoll, Christl Squires, Sophia Brookes, Barbara Crombie

Weather: initially sunny, but rapidly clouding over, dry

We arrived to find that the wretched bullocks had broken in yet again, this time without breaking down the fence. The site was trampled and there’s a big pile of fresh dung in the eastern corner of the trench. This is getting beyond a joke and I was semi-inclined to shut things down straight away. However, that would have been an over-reaction, so Tony and Nigel are doing some major repairs to the fence.

There are only small patches of (14) left, which will be off by lunchtime, apart from the bit that is running beneath the road surface, (20), on the north-western side of the hollow way.


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.

Posted on 20 August 2009, in Fieldwork, Norton Church Field Dig 2009. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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