5 Shades Of Brown (count ’em) – Summer Dig Day 9

T2 from the SSE

T2 from the SSE


Final day & it was spent backfilling the trenches – many thanks to Pam, Mike, Fiona, Steven, Idris, & Rhiannon for their help. The image above is the filled T2 & the series of images are of the various stages of backfilling T1.
T1 - refill stage 1

T1 – refill stage 1


T1 - refill stage 2

T1 – refill stage 2


T1 - refill stage 3

T1 – refill stage 3


Few little things to ask those of you who attended – 1) someone has left their trowel behind; 2) someone has wandered off with one of ours in error (red & black tape); 3) someone has left their brush behind – such things are easy today when tired at the end of the day, especially if one’s mind is on other things. Anyway, I’m pretty sure it wasn’t the little fellow below.
Critic! Over the last few days we have had an audience of the locals - some quite vocal in their opine of us.

Critic! Over the last few days we have had an audience of the locals – some quite vocal in their opine of us.


As you can see below we ended up with a bit Victoriana & Georgiana. We still have the post excavation to do & this will be done as a training event. Its a bit like doing a dozen jigsaws at once, with loads of bits missing.
Some of the plunder - mostly Victorian but the Georgians & Stuarts are represented too

Some of the plunder – mostly Victorian but the Georgians & Stuarts are represented too


There were a few nice finds made in the course of backfilling. I’m going to leave it to you gentle reader to cast your votes for the final Find Of The Day by making a comment below or emailing pendleheritage@gmail.com and I will add the result later. Vote by listing the number of the finds in descending order of preference. For your edification: 1 is a sherd of an imitation Etruscan ware teapot, probably Victorian; 2 is part of a Victorian decorated pipe bowl; 3 is a fragment of Victorian Cranberry glass.
Your candidates for the final Find Of The Day

Your candidates for the final Find Of The Day


Any questions about anything to do with the dig or the groups activities, please email the above address or come along to one of our events.
Many thanks to all those who helped make the dig what it was & to those of you wise enough to join Pendle Heritage we have the post excavation & the report writing to look forward too. There will also be mid week walks to help the new members (& older if they want) to understand the wider context of the dig they participated in. The dig has been part of the Pendle’s Hidden Valley Project (details elswhere on the site) and the next event that is part of that is a field walk on the 25th of June.

2 thoughts on “5 Shades Of Brown (count ’em) – Summer Dig Day 9

  1. Gayle Wray

    Look like You have done a super job there Alex. Well done and Thankyou. I would have liked to get up to the site a little more and also help you backfill, but it seems you had some willing helpers. Hope to see you on Saturday
    Gayle

  2. Roger G

    Alex. An excellent finish to a very well organised event. Let’s hope that some of those who visited and especially those who joined the Friends of Pendle Heritage, paricipate in other of our events. They’re all on the Events section of the website! See you there I hope!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes:

<a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>