Another evening trip over to Templeton’s to assist the quest to extend South Shaft. The winch is working so kit was transported easily to the required spot. A very satisfying echo can be heard at the dig face.
Visited the Fussells Iron Works near Mells in Somerset. Operating in the 18th and 19th century’s the foundry manufactured agricultural edge tools – billhooks, scythes, etc. but not exclusively so. For further information visit the Fussells Iron Industry website.
Went over to Templeton’s to assist the quest to extend the South Shaft. Unfortunately the winch was out of action so had to climb the 80+ metres of ladder with my kit (drill, batteries and other sundry items) on my back. Not so bad down but requiring some more effort back up! Another satisfying session.
Partially excavated prehistoric pot (Early Iron Age) on a site near Blandford in Dorset. Curiously was unable to see any cut to the feature, the pot was quite high in the subsoil and amongst some large flint nodules and it is suggested this might have afforded some protection from the plough. Scale 0.5 metre.