A note from Alison:
It was a lovely sunny day today.
In the west of the trench we carried on with drawing, photographing and recording, while trainees working in the eastern extension uncovered some interesting rubble. There seems to be some masonry or worked stone within the rubble. Could it be a survivor of the demolished medieval castle or its fortifications?
Marius from TPA came to deliver his bone workshop, using a mighty bovine example. There was more finds washing and sieving to carry out, and we were joined by NCMG volunteers Sam and Jon, who nobly came to help us with the spoil heap.
A short note from tutor Tristan:
Today was our second to last day of actual digging, as we need to leave time for the most important task - the recording! That meant that it was all hands to the trowels and buckets.
All in all it was a really good day of ‘whacking’ stuff out (yes, that's the technical phrase!) and going over photography and drawing.