The final day of our excavation on the Temple field saw feverish drawing activity in each of the three trenches. For much of the day we had five people drawing in trench one as can be seen in the image below.
It would be remiss not to mention the work that went in to the processing of the large quantity of CBM (Ceramic Building Material) that was excavated from each trench. A big pat on the back for everyone who participated in that effort. The image below gives some idea of the quantity removed from just one trench.
All of the people who contributed to the successful completion of this excavation are too numerous to name individually but particular thanks must be extended to Chris and Daniel Skinner for allowing us complete this project on Temple field and to the Heritage Lottery Fund for providing the necessary financial resources. Will Bowden, Giles Emery and Andy Barnett provided the vital professional oversight and guidance whilst Dave Bescoby and Tim Dennis provided the geophysical survey input. Chrissy Sullivan organised the logistical support and her excellent crew in the marquee kept the tea and cakes flowing. Nat Harlow and Tony Morter were kind enough to camp out giving us resident site security. Finally thanks to the 30 or so volunteers who turned up every day and grafted either in the trenches, sieving or providing much needed support in the marquee.