Hillside Phase II day 4 A brief let up in the rain at about 10.15 gave us a brief opportunity to carry out a bit more work on both trenches. The new cobbled surface in trench 1 was finally cleaned and made ready for photographing and drawing. Jane started to excavate a section in trench[…]
Hillside Phase II day 3 Fantastic day despite the shower mid afternoon. The day started an hour later than planned because of the overnight rain. Fortunately there was no significant water in the trench so starting was fairly straight forward. We were very lucky today to be able to reopen trench 2 and by the[…]
The next meeting of LDHG will be on Tuesday 12th September 2107 at The George & Dragon starting at 7.00pm. All are welcome to attend.
Sunday 3rd September 2017. Despite only 5 on site today and a rapidly worsening weather prospect the team managed to cram in 2 1/2 hours work to carry on cleaning back trench 1. Such is the progress made this weekend that next weekend, weather permitting we shall have a short time to finish the clean back[…]
The first day of our latest excavation to try and discover more about the old Lancaster Grammar School. Despite only having six on site a fantastic job was done with the deturfing and removal of the topsoil down to our original level (June 2017). Once this had been achieved then the process of cleaning back[…]
Following on from the great geophysical survey in the afternoon, LDHG members got their party frocks on for a fund raising social event hosted once again by Eileen and Ronald. Unbeknown to anyone else they had decorated their garden to represent a medieval banquet. Seventeen members of LDHG attended and were treated to Hot pot,[…]
Here are the minutes from the meeting of LDHG held on Tuesday 29th August 2017. Minutes from the LDHG meeting held on Tuesday 29th August 2017 at The George & Dragon Present: Andy R, Anne, Andy B, Eric, Myra, David F, Pauline, Eileen, Gary, Sue, Christopher. Item 1 Apologies: Apologies were received from David I,[…]
On Saturday 26th August we were very lucky to have been able to get a geophysical survey carried out on Hillside. The survey consisted of Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and was carried out by our good friend Harry. Although we have to wait for the report to be sent to us, there were suggestions of[…]