A busy day

Thursday 27 August

On site: Keith Fitzpatrick-Matthews (a.m. only), Phil Thomas, Keeley Hale, Pauline Gimson, Nigel Harper-Scott, Alan Goodwin, David Croft, Ursula Scott, George Hunt, Owain James, Muriel Hardman, Mick James, Philip Dean, Louise Pateman, Ken Bird (a.m. only)

Weather: dry, cloudy, sunny spells, warm

As ever, most people are working at the top of the hollow way, removing (21), which is sealing the paler material that has not yet been assigned a context number. Keeley, though, is still revealing (22).

Steady work on site

Steady work on site

Nigel has started to remove (29), which is the north-western patch of road surface that is probably equivalent to (12) across the hollow. Mick and Owain are working on the road surfaces to the south-east.

The material under (21) has a very uneven surface with dips and hollows over a vertical distance of around 0.25 m that has nothing to do with the topography.

During the evening, we had a reception for sponsors and local dignitaries. About a hundred people turned up, including visitors from Fiji! Thanks to Alice and Elizabeth for taking round the sandwiches…

Keith addressing the crowd

Keith addressing the crowd


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

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