01 Jul 2014
July Digs - final arrangements
Less than two weeks to go!
We will be digging at Cedars Park (Theobalds Palace site) from the 11th--13th July. The target is a loggia projecting from the main wall of the palace gardens. Work on the Friday will start at 10am and may only last a few hours so all are welcome but this will be mainly fencing, deturfing etc so we may not have work for everyone. Saturday and Sunday will be 9am to 4 or 5pm (possibly later on the Sunday). Non-diggers willing to help with marquees, manning stalls etc are especially welcome from the start on Sunday 13th. The site is directly opposite the main car park. Toilets and cafe nearby.
We will be digging at Forty Hall (Elsyng Palace site) from Tuesday 15th -- Sunday 20th July. We will be tracing the south wall (and any moat etc) of the palace west towards the royal apartments. Work will be 9am to 4 or 5pm usually but earlier finishes Tuesday -- Friday possible depending on progress/weather. Non-diggers willing to help with marquees, manning stalls etc are especially welcome from the start on Sunday 20th. To find the site from Forty Hall main car park walk down the hill to the left of the double Lime tree avenue and it should be obvious. Cafe and toilets are a fair walk away back up the hill.
New diggers especially may want to note that stout foot wear is needed (preferably boots); you should bring plenty to drink and sun screen if hot and a packed lunch. We have a few trowels to lend but if you don't have one and want to buy one go for a Standard WHS trowel (e.g. www.archtools.eu at £9 + p&p) For any further queries on practical arrangements e-mail the site director (Dr Martin Dearne): firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to seeing you!