Monthly Archives: September 2009

The wind howled but the children didn’t

It was a hectic day at the hillfort yesterday. First to arrive were the wonderful children of Gillamoor Primary School. They took a flying visit of the site, guided by our very own Dominic Powlesland. They peered into trenches, stood … Continue reading

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An enjoyable weekend was had by all…

Well, the remainder of the open weekend seemed to go without a hitch. More than 100 people visited the excavation site across the weekend to hear about the area’s rich history but more prominently to find out about its history … Continue reading

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Unearthing the Iron Age event

The first day of the open weekend took place today. Our fantastic Iron Age re-enactors invaded the grounds of Sutton Bank National Park Centre and told visitors about food and cooking in Iron Age Britain. We all waited in anticipated … Continue reading

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Better weather? Brilliant weather!

Well, it’s been a week since the last post on the blog and I’m hoping that Dominic will find some time soon to update you all on the last week of activity. The weather has turned in our favour and … Continue reading

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Day 4: Friday 5th September

I was unable to go to site on Friday but the team, James Lyall, Gigi Signorelli and the volunteers, battled with the wet again, work on cleaning the entrance trench AC began only to be abandoned when more rain fell. … Continue reading

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Day 3: Thursday 3rd September

The rain the previous afternoon had heralded more of the same overnight and it was difficult to negotiate the 1.5km. track that gives vehicular access to the site, even in low gear in a Landrover. As we approached the site … Continue reading

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Day 2: Wednesday 2nd September

The second day started well although rain overnight had left the area first cleaned too wet to work. We were joined by the first volunteers and work resumed cleaning the base of the trench work progressed well and by early … Continue reading

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