An immaculately cleaned pot ready for photographing, thanks Andries for the final polish.
But then as cleaning proceeds more and more pots - up to 14 now I think.
Saskia and Kirsten give Chris a hand to further explore the upper layer of silt to reveal...
... a wine glass and a couple of bottles... where are the balloons?
So the final two weeks of the month
proved a little on the frustrating side as delivery dates weren't met
and contractors had to defer starting this or finishing that and what
looked like a sensible timetable turned in to a bit of a mess at times,
still we managed to meet all our commitments and here are some photos
to prove we weren't just sloping off. Then of course there were the seven days on the trot at Wormleighton... down amongst the dead men... and women.
Packwood, the caisson dam is in place but has a distinct lean on it, pumping out yet to commence.
A very dull photo from Chastleton, foundation trench cut into sand for
the new visitor centre. A much nicer photo from Hestercombe, the Jekyll
/ Lutyens garden which we had not been invited to examine
The north wall of the west tower at Wormleighton, a lot of high quality stonework now buried.
In the trench through the churchyard a dozen interments some of them
just 40 cm below current ground level. On the right one of the few
coffined burials and on the left a medieval
grave cut into by a much later, possibly eighteenth-century grave. the
femur was chopped through and redeposited with the later burial.
As the start of October approached I thought it time to pop back to Hanwell to see how things were looking...