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.